Table T2_6_1_2-2_1

2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

This appendix provides detailed data tables for all measures analyzed for the 2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. Tables are included for measures discussed in the main text of the reports as well as for other measures that were examined but not included in the main text.
Table 2_6_1_2.2_1
Live-born infants with very low birth weight (less than 1,500 grams),a United States, 2007–2009
   2009  2008  2007 
Population groupNumberPercentSENumberPercentSENumberPercentSE
Total 59,9171.50.061,7731.50.064,2221.50.0
Mother's ageUnder 151372.70.21733.00.21722.80.2
15–196,9961.70.07,7511.80.08,0781.80.0
20–2414,1921.40.014,7241.40.015,5731.40.0
25–2915,2551.30.015,5601.30.015,9761.30.0
30–3412,9471.40.012,7981.30.013,5751.40.0
35 and over10,3901.80.010,7671.80.010,8481.80.0
RaceAI/AN6391.30.16331.30.16251.30.1
API2,8271.10.02,9221.20.02,8981.10.0
Black19,47530.019,6292.90.020,9473.10.0
White36,9761.20.038,5891.20.039,7521.20.0
EthnicityHispanic, all races11,8401.20.012,4551.20.012,8361.20.0
Non-Hispanic, all races47,4791.50.048,6421.50.050,7421.60.0
  Non-Hispanic, Black18,5993.10.018,7313.00.020,0333.20.0
  Non-Hispanic, White25,6751.20.026,6421.20.027,4611.20.0
GenderFemale29,3171.50.030,3261.50.031,7341.50.0
Male30,6001.40.031,4471.40.032,4881.50.0
Geographic locationbMetropolitan51,1451.50.052,6901.50.054,8501.50.0
  Large central metropolitan20,4851.50.020,7911.50.021,7881.60.0
  Large fringe metropolitan13,2391.40.013,6501.40.014,2211.40.0
  Medium metropolitan12,0081.40.012,4941.50.012,8471.50.0
  Small metropolitan5,4131.40.05,7551.40.05,9941.50.0
Micropolitan (nonmetro)5,4901.40.05,6771.40.05,8471.40.0
Noncore (nonmetro)3,2821.40.034061.40.03,5251.40.0

a Excludes data for Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin, which used the 1989 Revision to Birth Certificate rather than the 2003 version.

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

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 - Natality.

Page last reviewed June 2013
Internet Citation: Table T2_6_1_2-2_1: 2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. June 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr12/6_maternalchildhealth/T2_6_1_2-2_1.html