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Table 6_1_4-1

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_4.1
Maternal deaths per 100,000 live births, United States, 1999 and 2005
Population group20051999
Mother's ageUnder 20317.41.3326.61.2
35 and over22638.02.512023.02.1
RaceAmerican Indian/Alaska Native******
Asian/Pacific Islander2711.72.2***
EthnicityHispanic, all races959.61.0678.81.1
Non-Hispanic, all races52716.90.732110.20.6
Non-Hispanic, Black22939.22.615025.52.1
Non-Hispanic, White26711.70.71496.40.5
Mother's education,a age 20 and overLess than high school4722.13.26511.81.5
High school graduate10024.32.413512.31.1
At least some college8911.31.21287.20.6
Residence locationbMetropolitan52915.10.7DNADNADNA
  Large central metro22717.11.1DNADNADNA
  Large fringe metro13113.61.2DNADNADNA
  Medium metro12314.81.3DNADNADNA
  Small metro4812.41.8DNADNADNA
Micropolitan (nonmetro)6316.02.0DNADNADNA
Noncore (nonmetro)3113.02.3DNADNADNA

a Education data are for persons age 20 and over. The 2005 data 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, and are not directly comparable to those of previous years.

b For more information, see the National Vital Statistics System entry in Appendix A, Data Sources.

DNA - Data have not been analyzed.

* - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: SE: standard error.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System - Mortality.


Current as of September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 6_1_4-1: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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