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Table 6_1_3-3

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_3.3
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, birth weights 1,500–2,499 grams, United States, 2003 and 2005
Population group20052003
Mother's ageLess than 15******
35 and over64514.50.659914.10.6
EthnicityHispanic, all races85715.30.577115.30.6
Non-Hispanic, all races3,19414.60.33,16014.90.3
Non-Hispanic, Black95215.20.591115.20.5
Non-Hispanic, White2,03114.60.32,05415.10.3
Mother's education,b age 20 and overLess than high school55518.50.853218.30.8
High school graduate80615.70.679915.90.6
At least some college91911.20.493111.80.4

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.

b Excludes data from 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.

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

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 - Linked Birth and Infant Death Data.


Current as of September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 6_1_3-3: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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