Skip Navigation U.S. Department of Health and Human Services www.hhs.gov
Agency for Healthcare Research Quality www.ahrq.gov
Archive print banner
National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

This information is for reference purposes only. It was current when produced and may now be outdated. Archive material is no longer maintained, and some links may not work. Persons with disabilities having difficulty accessing this information should contact us at: https://info.ahrq.gov. Let us know the nature of the problem, the Web address of what you want, and your contact information.

Please go to www.ahrq.gov for current information.

Table 151
Postoperative physiologic and metabolic derangements per 1,000 elective-surgery discharges (excluding some serious diseasea and obstetric admissions), by race/ethnicity, United States, 2003
        Non-Hispanic Hispanic, all races
    Total White Black API
Population group Rateb SE Rateb SE Rateb SE Rateb SE Rateb SE
Total 1.45 0.05 1.35 0.05 1.79 0.11 2.78 0.17 1.86 0.10
Age 0-17 1.13 0.09 0.89 0.10 1.64 0.24 1.93 0.49 1.54 0.18
18-44 0.96 0.05 0.76 0.05 1.48 0.11 2.35 0.28 1.40 0.12
45-64 1.32 0.06 1.22 0.05 1.72 0.16 2.32 0.28 1.63 0.16
65 and over 1.88 0.06 1.76 0.06 2.34 0.21 3.73 0.31 2.69 0.17
Age 65-69 1.65 0.08 1.47 0.08 2.11 0.33 3.95 0.59 2.85 0.30
70-74 1.91 0.08 1.81 0.08 2.23 0.35 * * 3.11 0.29
75-79 2.04 0.09 1.93 0.08 2.52 0.40 3.98 0.61 2.51 0.33
80-84 1.97 0.10 1.85 0.10 2.27 0.53 7.49 0.79 2.10 0.42
85 and over 1.89 0.13 1.81 0.13 3.53 0.67 * * * *
Gender Male 1.93 0.07 1.79 0.06 2.60 0.18 4.00 0.30 2.51 0.15
Female 1.11 0.05 1.02 0.04 1.38 0.10 1.99 0.19 1.43 0.10
Median income of patient's ZIP Code Less than $25,000 2.15 0.16 1.91 0.21 2.27 0.26 4.59 1.21 2.35 0.30
$25,000-$34,999 1.65 0.07 1.52 0.07 1.77 0.17 4.51 0.60 2.21 0.17
$35,000-$44,999 1.41 0.06 1.31 0.06 1.75 0.16 4.18 0.36 1.66 0.16
$45,000 or more 1.38 0.05 1.32 0.05 1.67 0.14 2.08 0.20 1.65 0.12
Location of patient residence Metropolitan-large 1.66 0.06 1.55 0.05 1.91 0.12 2.70 0.20 1.98 0.10
Metropolitan-small 1.25 0.06 1.16 0.05 1.61 0.18 2.73 0.32 1.74 0.18
Micropolitan 1.21 0.07 1.19 0.07 1.24 0.34 2.89 0.55 1.24 0.35
Noncore 1.16 0.08 1.13 0.08 1.40 0.41 13.02 2.38 * *
Expected payment source Private insurance 0.98 0.04 0.96 0.04 0.98 0.09 1.38 0.18 1.23 0.10
Medicare 2.05 0.08 1.84 0.07 3.00 0.24 4.71 0.39 3.23 0.22
Medicaid 1.73 0.08 1.36 0.10 2.18 0.18 4.81 0.46 1.92 0.18
Other insurance 0.81 0.07 0.77 0.09 1.76 0.22 * * * *
Uninsured/self pay/no charge 1.00 0.11 1.06 0.13 * * * * 0.97 0.28
Region of inpatient treatment Northeast 1.13 0.06 1.08 0.06 1.90 0.17 * * 1.17 0.17
Midwest 1.51 0.06 1.47 0.06 1.87 0.21 2.84 0.83 2.12 0.41
South 1.29 0.06 1.18 0.05 1.65 0.13 * * 1.68 0.13
West 2.12 0.07 1.94 0.07 2.09 0.22 3.50 0.20 2.31 0.14
Ownership/control of hospital Private, not-for-profit 1.33 0.05 1.28 0.05 1.56 0.11 2.56 0.19 1.55 0.11
Private, for-profit 1.75 0.07 1.58 0.07 2.13 0.22 4.19 0.47 2.01 0.18
Public 2.01 0.08 1.69 0.08 2.65 0.23 2.85 0.47 2.94 0.20
Teaching status of hospital Teaching 1.71 0.06 1.59 0.06 2.11 0.14 2.80 0.24 2.19 0.14
Non-teaching 1.30 0.05 1.22 0.05 1.52 0.12 2.76 0.22 1.68 0.11
Location of hospital Metropolitan-large 1.76 0.06 1.66 0.05 2.00 0.12 2.80 0.20 2.18 0.11
Metropolitan-small 1.12 0.06 1.06 0.05 1.44 0.17 3.17 0.31 1.12 0.17
Micropolitan 0.72 0.08 0.75 0.08 * * * * * *
Noncore 0.48 0.13 0.55 0.13 * * * * * *
Bed size of hospital Less than 100 0.64 0.07 0.62 0.07 * * * * 0.97 0.25
100-299 1.22 0.05 1.10 0.05 1.32 0.14 3.19 0.25 1.76 0.12
300-499 1.55 0.06 1.50 0.06 1.65 0.15 2.86 0.28 1.61 0.17
500 or more 1.89 0.07 1.77 0.06 2.54 0.17 2.50 0.36 2.36 0.16

a That is, excluding patients with diabetic coma and patients with renal failure who also were diagnosed with AMI, cardiac arrhythmia, cardiac arrest, shock, hemorrhage, or gastrointestinal hemorrhage.

b Estimates are adjusted by age, gender, age-gender interactions, comorbidities, and DRG clusters. When reporting is by age, the adjustment is by gender, comorbidities, and DRG clusters; when reporting is by gender, the adjustment is by age, comorbidities, and DRG clusters.

* 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.

Return to Document

 

 

The information on this page is archived and provided for reference purposes only.

 

AHRQ Advancing Excellence in Health Care