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Table 16_2_3-2

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 16_2_3.2
Admissions for urinary tract infections (excluding kidney or urinary tract disorders, patients in an immunocompromised state, transfers from other institutions, and obstetric admissions) per 100,000 population, age 18 and over, by race/ethnicity, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNon-HispanicHispanic, all races
65 and over691.112.2671.513.0812.039.5407.943.7807.864.3
85 and over1787.134.91740.337.22015.5110.51232.9139.92182.9221.1
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)236.06.7219.46.4252.414.8160.823.9306.728.7
Second quartile168.54.9157.84.9220.213.1112.420.1221.816.7
Third quartile156.64.7147.54.6205.212.0129.123.9203.317.0
Fourth quartile (highest income)157.76.6154.66.8223.716.782.89.4169.312.5
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan201.410.2175.310.3253.920.8116.216.0266.926.8
Large fringe metropolitan177.39.5171.49.4224.819.472.210.9187.621.2
Medium metropolitan146.09.7136.09.4177.318.094.321.1218.436.0
Small metropolitan146.412.4140.312.0206.031.0113.827.9155.531.0
Micropolitan (nonmetro)184.36.9174.16.8237.324.5**318.975.6
Noncore (nonmetro)223.57.9216.07.8297.524.6**267.638.9
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast172.66.3154.46.1227.922.7100.719.3276.540.4

a 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.

* - 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, 2005. This file is designed to provide national estimates on disparities using weighted records from a sample of hospitals from the following 23 States: AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, KS, MA, MD, MI, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OK, RI, SC, TN, TX, VT, and WI.


Current as of September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 16_2_3-2: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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