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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

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Table 224
Admissions for hypertension (excluding patients with cardiac procedures, obstetric and neonatal conditions, and transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 population, age 18 years and older, by race/ethnicity, United States, 2003
        Non-Hispanic Hispanic, all races
    Total White Black API
Population group Ratea SE Ratea SE Ratea SE Ratea SE Ratea SE
Total 48.2 1.1 31.8 0.8 154.1 6.9 29.1 2.6 76.5 7.1
Age 18-44 16.7 0.5 8.6 0.3 67.1 3.0 4.3 0.6 11.1 1.0
45-64 59.5 1.7 34.3 0.9 226.4 10.5 26.8 2.6 82.9 7.7
65 and over 124.5 2.9 100.6 2.5 280.5 14.6 101.1 10.1 242.7 25.5
Age 65-69 95.5 2.8 66.2 2.3 274.5 16.0 71.0 8.7 178.5 19.7
70-74 107.3 3.0 81.9 2.7 260.5 15.8 85.9 13.0 223.0 22.5
75-79 132.3 3.6 108.0 3.3 290.3 17.9 118.6 16.7 271.9 31.8
80-84 162.8 4.4 139.7 4.3 320.1 23.8 177.7 25.0 335.3 38.8
85 and over 149.0 4.5 130.6 4.3 269.1 19.5 124.6 22.7 341.9 50.9
Gender Male 37.7 1.0 24.3 0.6 132.0 6.2 22.8 2.2 56.4 5.7
Female 55.7 1.3 36.8 0.9 171.1 7.7 33.4 3.1 90.8 8.2
Median income of patient's ZIP Code Less than $25,000 113.8 11.3 45.6 5.3 175.1 17.5 * * * *
$25,000-$34,999 75.9 2.8 46.8 1.9 175.1 10.1 41.2 6.5 90.4 10.3
$35,000-$44,999 50.6 1.6 34.7 1.2 157.3 8.5 32.0 4.1 70.3 5.9
$45,000 or more 33.9 1.2 26.0 1.0 125.1 7.6 25.9 2.9 59.4 6.2
Location of patient residence Metropolitan-large 54.2 2.3 31.9 1.5 162.6 10.8 28.8 2.9 85.3 10.0
Metropolitan-small 35.4 2.0 25.8 1.5 119.4 9.6 21.1 3.6 52.1 8.2
Micropolitan 47.6 2.8 36.8 2.1 165.7 19.0 * * 72.1 15.5
Noncore 58.3 3.0 46.2 2.3 200.4 23.5 * * 80.0 13.6
Region of inpatient treatment Northeast 46.1 2.6 28.8 1.7 164.4 20.1 22.4 4.5 91.4 23.0
Midwest 42.3 2.0 30.2 1.3 167.4 19.8 23.6 4.6 27.0 4.9
South 64.2 2.2 42.3 1.6 149.7 7.9 27.9 5.2 99.6 14.0
West 29.6 1.8 18.2 1.0 134.6 16.7 32.7 3.8 56.2 6.9

a Estimates are adjusted by age and gender using the total U.S. population for 2000 as the standard population; when reporting is by age, the adjustment is by gender only; when reporting is by gender, the adjustment is by age only.

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

Key: API: Asian or Pacific Islander; SE: standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, State Inpatient Databases, disparities analysis file, 2003. This file is designed to provide national estimates on disparities using weighted records from a sample of hospitals from the following 23 States: AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, KS, MD, MA, MI, MO, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, and WI.

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