AHRQ Stats: Infant Mortality Rate Disparities
The infant mortality rate continued to be significantly higher among black infants (10.9 per thousand) than white infants (5.1 per thousand) in 2012, although this gap is narrowing. (Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2015 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report, Chartbook on Health Care for Blacks.)
Chartbook on Health Care for Blacks
National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report
This Black Health Care chartbook is part of a family of documents and tools that support the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report (QDR). The QDR includes annual reports to Congress mandated in the Healthcare Research and Quality Act of 1999 (P.L. 106-129). This chartbook includes a summary of trends across measures of Black health care from the QDR and figures illustrating select measures of Black health care. A PowerPoint version is also available that users can download for presentations.
- Chartbook on Black Health Care [PDF File, 2.96 MB]
- Chartbook on Black Health Care: Slide Presentation [PowerPoint File, 3.6 MB]
Persons using assistive technology may not be able to fully access information in this file. For assistance, contact Doreen Bonnett at (301) 427-1899 or Doreen.Bonnett@AHRQ.hhs.gov. The accessible version will be available by March 2016.
Page last reviewed February 2016
Internet Citation: Chartbook on Health Care for Blacks. February 2016. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/chartbooks/blackhealth/index.html
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