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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_1_2.1_1
Live-born infants with low birth weight (less than 2,500 grams),a United States, 2007-2008
Population groupNumberPercentSENumberPercentSE
Total 347,2098.20.0354,3338.20.0
Mother's ageUnder 1571212.40.476612.40.4
35 and over56,8959.50.057,0509.30.0
EthnicityHispanic, all races72,3987.00.073,6616.90.0
Non-Hispanic, all races271,6608.60.0277,8208.60.0
  Non-Hispanic, Black85,23313.70.087,03413.90.0
  Non-Hispanic, White163,5617.20.0167,9867.30.0
Geographic locationbMetropolitan293,3418.20.0299,5238.20.0
  Large central metropolitan114,4078.40.0116,2718.40.0
  Large fringe metropolitan76,5777.80.078,8557.90.0
  Medium metropolitan70,1798.20.071,3518.20.0
  Small metropolitan32,1788.00.033,0468.10.0
Micropolitan (nonmetro)33,7218.30.034,5128.40.0
Noncore (nonmetro)20,1478.30.120,2988.30.1

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

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 October 2014
Internet Citation: T6_1_2_1_1: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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