T6_1_4_2c

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_4.2c
Maternal deaths per 100,000 live births, by mother's education,a United States, 2005
  TotalLess than high schoolHigh school graduateAt least some college
Population groupRateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total 15.10.622.13.224.32.411.31.2
Mother's age20-2410.71.0DSUDSU11.32.5DSUDSU
25-2911.81.0DSUDSUDSUDSU12.32.2
30-3412.81.2DSUDSU35.27.2DSUDSU
35 and over38.02.5DSUDSU91.615.120.93.7
RaceAI/ANDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
API11.72.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Black36.52.4DSUDSU52.48.138.36.5
White11.10.619.83.518.22.47.61.1
Hispanic, all races9.61.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races16.90.723.14.527.02.811.01.2
Non-Hispanic, Black39.22.6DSUDSU54.38.439.46.7
Non-Hispanic, White11.70.7DSUDSU20.12.86.91.1
Geographic locationbMetropolitan15.10.721.93.625.52.911.01.3
  Large central metropolitan17.11.1DSUDSU34.86.414.93.0
  Large fringe metropolitan13.61.2DSUDSU25.55.38.31.9
  Medium metropolitan14.81.3DSUDSU25.15.5DSUDSU
  Small metropolitan12.41.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Micropolitan16.02.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Noncore13.02.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

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_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_4_2c.html