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Table 10_2_6-2

2008 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 10_2_6.2
Selected infections due to medical carea per 100,000 population (excluding immunocompromised and cancer patients and neonates), age 18 and over or obstetric admissions, United States, 2000 and 2005
Population group20052000
65 and over74.92.861.72.2
85 and over87.
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)36.41.830.71.7
Second quartile28.91.426.51.2
Third quartile29.51.424.51.3
Fourth quartile (highest income)27.61.719.21.4
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan35.92.728.92.2
Large fringe metropolitan31.22.527.72.3
Medium metropolitan29.12.920.22.4
Small metropolitan22.42.521.32.3
Micropolitan (nonmetro)
Noncore (nonmetro)
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast28.61.823.42.0

a Includes admissions specifically for such infections, such as cases from earlier admissions, from other hospitals, or from other settings.

b Rates 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.

Key: SE: standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, Nationwide Inpatient Sample and AHRQ Quality Indicators, version 3.1.


Current as of September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 10_2_6-2: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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