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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_3.1_1
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, birth weight less than 1,500 grams, United States, 2000-2005
Population groupRateSERateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total 245.02.2244.52.2252.02.3250.82.3244.42.3244.3DNA
Mother's ageUnder 15284.140.3322.041.2322.145.4324.343.3306.840.6283.5DNA
35 and over218.65.0225.05.1222.75.2221.35.3225.85.4218.9DNA
EthnicityHispanic, all races245.25.0245.45.1255.85.5241.85.4232.65.4235.6DNA
Non-Hispanic, all races242.82.4242.02.5248.72.5250.92.5244.42.5244.0DNA
  Non-Hispanic, Black265.74.1274.44.3276.94.4272.14.3269.74.3265.7DNA
  Non-Hispanic, White227.33.2223.03.1231.73.2239.53.3229.93.2229.5DNA
Mother's education,a age 20 and overLess than high school244.07.0252.27.1249.07.2DNADNADNADNADNADNA
High school graduate253.55.1250.25.2255.25.2DNADNADNADNADNADNA
At least some college221.43.9219.73.9227.94.0DNADNADNADNADNADNA

a. NCHS updated 2003-2004 education estimates in 2008, but did not update 1998-2002 data.

DNA - Data have not been analyzed.

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 - Linked Birth and Infant Death Data.


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: T6_1_3_1_1: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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