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Table 6_1_2-4c

2008 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_2.4c
Live-born infants with very low birth weight (less than 1,500 grams), by mother's education, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalLess than high schoolaHigh school graduateaAt least some collegea
Mother's age20–
35 and over1.
Mother's raceAI/AN1.
Mother's ethnicityHispanic, all races1.
Non-Hispanic, all races1.
Non-Hispanic, Black3.
Non-Hispanic, White1.
Geographic locationbMetropolitan1.
  Large central metro1.
  Large fringe metro1.
  Medium metro1.
  Small metro1.
Micropolitan (nonmetro)
Noncore (nonmetro)

a Education data are for persons age 20 and over and exclude the following States: FL, ID, KS, KY, NE, NH, NY (not including NYC), PA, SC, TN, TX, and WA, 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.

* - 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 - Natality.


Current as of September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 6_1_2-4c: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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