T6_1_4_2a

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_4.2a
Maternal deaths per 100,000 live births, by race, United States, 2005
  TotalWhiteBlackAPIAI/AN
Population groupRateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total 15.10.611.10.636.52.411.72.2DSUDSU
Mother's ageUnder 207.41.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
20-2410.71.09.01.118.23.0DSUDSUDSUDSU
25-2911.81.07.20.937.14.9DSUDSUDSUDSU
30-3412.81.29.31.146.66.8DSUDSUDSUDSU
35 and over38.02.528.92.5112.813.1DSUDSUDSUDSU
Mother's education, age 20 and overaLess than high school22.13.219.83.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate24.32.418.22.452.48.1DSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college11.31.27.61.138.36.5DSUDSUDSUDSU
Geographic locationbMetropolitan15.10.710.80.637.02.511.32.3DSUDSU
  Large central metropolitan17.11.110.51.140.03.8DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metropolitan13.61.210.51.235.25.1DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metropolitan14.81.312.41.432.55.5DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metropolitan12.41.88.91.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Micropolitan16.02.013.72.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Noncore13.02.311.92.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

a. Education data are for persons age 20 and over and exclude 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.

b. For more information, see the National Vital Statistics System entry in Appendix A, Data Sources.

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

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 - Mortality.

 

Page last reviewed March 2012
Internet Citation: T6_1_4_2a: 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_4_2a.html