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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_2.2_1
Live-born infants with very low birth weight (less than 1,500 grams),a United States, 2007-2008
   2008 2007
Population groupNumberPercentSENumberPercentSE
Total 61,7731.50.064,2221.50.0
Mother's ageUnder 151733.00.21722.80.2
35 and over10,7671.80.010,8481.80.0
EthnicityHispanic, all races12,4551.20.012,8361.20.0
Non-Hispanic, all races48,6421.50.050,7421.60.0
  Non-Hispanic, Black18,7313.00.020,0333.20.0
  Non-Hispanic, White26,6421.20.027,4611.20.0
Geographic locationbMetropolitan52,6901.50.054,8501.50.0
  Large central metropolitan20,7911.50.021,7881.60.0
  Large fringe metropolitan13,6501.40.014,2211.40.0
  Medium metropolitan12,4941.50.012,8471.50.0
  Small metropolitan5,7551.40.05,9941.50.0
Micropolitan (nonmetro)5,6771.40.05,8471.40.0
Noncore (nonmetro)34061.40.03,5251.40.0

a. Excludes data for Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New 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_2_1: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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