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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_1.1
Women who completed a pregnancy in the last 12 months who received prenatal care in the first trimester,a United States, 2008
Population groupNumberPercentSE
Total 1,824,34071.00.0
Mother's ageUnder 151,12633.10.8
35 and over286,16878.70.1
EthnicityHispanic, all races476,49664.70.1
Non-Hispanic, all races1,331,10073.60.0
  Non-Hispanic, Black194,36560.20.1
  Non-Hispanic, White1,012,52876.70.0
Geographic locationbMetropolitan1,575,69071.50.0
  Large central metropolitan660,50171.50.0
  Large fringe metropolitan377,47973.80.1
  Medium metropolitan371,85370.70.1
  Small metropolitan165,85768.00.1
Micropolitan (nonmetro)162,07869.00.1
Noncore (nonmetro)86,57267.60.1

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.

DNC - Data have not been collected.

Key: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; API: Asian or Pacific Islander; NHOPI: Native Hawaiian or Other 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_1_1: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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