2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

The National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) is a comprehensive national overview of quality of health care in the United States. It is organized around four dimensions of quality of care: effectiveness, patient safety, timeliness, and patient centeredness.

Table 6_1_3.1_2c
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births,a birth weight less than 1,500 grams, by mother's education,b United States, 2005
  TotalLess than high schoolHigh school graduateAt least some college
Population groupRateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total 245.02.2244.07.0253.55.1221.43.9
Mother's age20-24257.64.6255.611.0263.28.4242.810.1
35 and over218.65.0200.617.2233.412.5209.37.5
EthnicityHispanic, all races245.25.0243.510.9232.211.7214.312.1
Non-Hispanic, all races242.82.4243.79.1256.65.6221.84.1
  Non-Hispanic, Black265.74.1232.512.7262.88.5254.78.1
  Non-Hispanic, White227.33.2252.114.0252.98.0205.75.0

a. The number of deaths for infant mortality is based on a record weight from the linked birth and infant death file, which adjusts for the approximately 2-3% of records each year that cannot be linked to their corresponding birth certificates. Therefore, because of number rounding, the number of deaths for subgroups may not add to the total.

b. Education data are for mothers age 20 and older only, excluding data from the following States that implemented the 2003 Revisions to the U.S Standard Birth Certificate: Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York (not including NYC), Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington.

Key: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; API: Asian or Pacific Islander; SE: standard error.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System - Linked Birth and Infant Death Data.


Page last reviewed March 2012
Internet Citation: T6_1_3_1_2c: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr11/6_maternalchildhealth/T6_1_3_1_2c.html