T6_2_1_4

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_2_1.4
Birth trauma - injury to newborn per 1,000 live births,a by income, United States, 2004-2008
    Median income of patient's ZIP Code
  TotalFirst quartile (lowest income)Second quartileThird quartileFourth quartile (highest income)
Data year RateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Data year20082.300.142.210.202.370.172.350.162.250.20
 20072.200.091.940.142.230.142.170.132.530.15
 20062.160.082.160.142.280.142.110.122.050.14
 20052.450.132.400.172.260.152.480.162.690.28
 20042.690.202.480.272.330.182.780.253.160.31

a. Consistent with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Patient Safety Indicators (PSI) software, newborns weighing less than 2000 grams and newborns with injury to brachial plexus or with osteogenesis imperfecta are excluded.� Rates prior to 2004 are not reported because of International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision (ICD-9-CM) coding changes. Rates are observed rates and are not adjusted for gender or severity.

Key: SE: standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, Nationwide Inpatient Sample and AHRQ Quality Indicators, modified version 4.1.

 

Current as of March 2012
Internet Citation: T6_2_1_4: 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_2_1_4.html