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_4.2b
Maternal deaths per 100,000 live births, by ethnicity, United States, 2005
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupRateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total 15.10.616.90.711.70.739.
Mother's ageUnder
35 and over38.02.540.72.929.22.8122.614.326.65.0
Mother's education, age 20 and overaLess than high school22.
High school graduate24.32.427.02.820.12.854.38.4DSUDSU
At least some college11.
Geographic locationbMetropolitan15.10.717.20.811.30.840.
  Large central metropolitan17.
  Large fringe metropolitan13.
  Medium metropolitan14.81.317.01.614.01.734.35.8DSUDSU
  Small metropolitan12.41.813.

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

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: SE: standard error.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System - Mortality.


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Internet Citation: T6_1_4_2b: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr11/6_maternalchildhealth/T6_1_4_2b.html