Skip Navigation U.S. Department of Health and Human Services www.hhs.gov
Agency for Healthcare Research Quality www.ahrq.gov
Archive print banner
2006 National Healthcare Quality Report

This information is for reference purposes only. It was current when produced and may now be outdated. Archive material is no longer maintained, and some links may not work. Persons with disabilities having difficulty accessing this information should contact us at: https://info.ahrq.gov. Let us know the nature of the problem, the Web address of what you want, and your contact information.

Please go to www.ahrq.gov for current information.

Table 1.67f
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, birthweight <1,500 grams, by State, 2002 and 2003
  2003 2002
State Numbera Rate Standard error Numbera Rate Standard error
United States 15,247 252.0 2.3 14,885 250.8 2.3
Alabama 268 219.9 14.8 302 247.3 15.9
Alaska 22 228.3 53.9 12 DSU DSU
Arizona 279 273.6 18.5 281 286.1 19.4
Arkansas 156 252.9 22.7 139 239.3 22.6
California 1,443 227.7 6.6 1,453 237.3 6.9
Colorado 249 270.7 19.3 210 232.9 17.8
Connecticut 148 233.6 21.3 180 266.3 22.3
Delaware 64 272.3 38.4 68 307.7 42.7
District of Columbia 43 251.9 42.9 53 261.7 40.3
Florida 879 264.3 10.0 857 257.8 9.9
Georgia 674 278.6 12.1 670 288.7 12.7
Hawaii 76 289.0 37.6 69 252.8 34.1
Idaho 59 257.8 37.6 51 256.3 40.2
Illinois 814 274.9 10.9 751 250.4 10.2
Indiana 336 268.7 16.5 352 293.8 17.8
Iowa 93 208.1 23.7 102 232.1 25.5
Kansas 120 266.7 27.4 152 296.0 27.3
Kentucky 166 189.5 16.0 164 184.5 15.7
Louisiana 335 234.6 14.2 359 267.7 15.9
Maine 40 247.0 43.6 28 174.1 35.6
Maryland 397 282.1 16.0 338 240.3 14.6
Massachusetts 250 225.8 15.8 238 216.9 15.5
Michigan 683 308.7 13.5 606 293.7 13.6
Minnesota 140 182.3 16.8 168 203.1 17.2
Mississippi 232 240.8 17.6 243 261.7 18.9
Missouri 328 264.0 16.4 323 274.0 17.2
Montana 28 227.5 47.7 38 304.5 56.5
Nebraska 68 215.9 28.9 90 273.6 32.5
Nevada 92 211.0 24.2 84 203.8 24.4
New Hampshire 29 176.6 35.6 35 223.3 41.7
New Jersey 420 225.2 12.2 385 216.8 12.2
New Mexico 73 218.7 28.3 75 211.8 26.9
New York 940 241.3 8.8 890 230.4 8.6
North Carolina 562 264.6 12.6 566 261.3 12.3
North Dakota 33 366.7 74.6 19 DSU DSU
Ohio 625 261.3 11.7 658 269.0 11.8
Oklahoma 146 234.7 21.6 187 288.6 24.0
Oregon 117 247.9 25.6 122 261.2 26.6
Pennsylvania 645 270.9 12.0 633 271.7 12.2
Rhode Island 59 245.5 35.7 54 238.2 36.0
South Carolina 296 254.1 16.5 286 270.1 18.0
South Dakota 27 221.3 47.1 25 260.7 58.5
Tennessee 384 287.5 16.6 356 265.5 15.8
Texas 1,270 238.5 7.4 1,121 219.9 7.3
Utah 124 231.5 23.1 121 255.8 26.1
Vermont 21 280.1 69.2 13 DSU DSU
Virginia 444 272.0 14.6 428 259.6 14.1
Washington 202 247.9 19.5 189 240.6 19.5
West Virginia 71 246.7 32.7 88 283.4 34.2
Wisconsin 257 280.1 19.8 233 271.9 20.1
Wyoming 19 DSU DSU 18 DSU DSU

a The number of deaths for infant mortality is based on a record weight from the linked birth and infant death file that adjusts for the approximately 2-3% of records each year that cannot be linked to their corresponding birth certificates. Therefore, because of number rounding, the number of deaths for subgroups may not add to the total.

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality (<20 deaths).

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System - Linked Birth and Infant Death Data.

Return to Contents

 

The information on this page is archived and provided for reference purposes only.

 

AHRQ Advancing Excellence in Health Care