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Table 17_1_5-1d

2009 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 17_1_5.1d
People who received a hospital inpatient discharge in the calendar year, by education,a United States, 2006
  TotalLess than high schoolHigh school graduateAt least some college
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
65 and over17.70.822.41.516.
RaceWhite, single race8.60.311.
Black, single race9.30.513.
Asian, single race5.
Multiple races7.91.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races8.90.313.
Non-Hispanic, White8.90.313.
Non-Hispanic, Black9.40.513.
Hispanic, all races6.
Family incomebNegative/poor14.50.815.
Near poor/low12.10.613.
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed5.
Not employed12.70.612.90.914.
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private6.
Public only17.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only17.11.422.62.615.
Medicare and private17.
Medicare and other public21.
Residence locationcMetropolitan8.40.311.
  Large central metro7.
  Large fringe metro9.00.513.
  Medium metro8.90.611.
  Small metro8.10.611.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish8.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good6.
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities21.30.923.91.721.21.419.31.5
Complex activities23.
Neither basic nor complex activities5.

a People age 18 and over. Less than high school refers to fewer than 12 years of education; high school graduate, 12 years of education; and at least some college, more than 12 years of education.

b Negative/poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, the poverty line to just below 200 percent of the poverty line; middle, 200 percent to just below 400 percent of the poverty line; and high, 400 percent of the poverty line and over.

c For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix A, Data Sources.

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

Key: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; NHOPI: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; SE: standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.


Current as of March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 17_1_5-1d: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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