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Table 17_2_3-1a

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_2_3.1a
Admissions for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (excluding obstetric admissions and transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 population, age 18 and over, by race/ethnicity, United States, 2006
  TotalWhiteBlackAPIHispanic, all races
Population groupRateaSERateaSERateaSERateaSERateaSE
Total 186.03.3193.83.8203.710.866.310.3131.614.8
65 and over769.013.6797.215.6750.239.7320.645.1590.571.0
  85 and over839.619.0834.919.4709.044.0596.491.21145.3182.4
Median income of patient's ZIP codeFirst quartile (lowest income)268.28.3305.510.2244.717.477.413.2159.122.3
Second quartile190.95.6201.76.3180.112.388.821.8122.616.3
Third quartile163.95.3169.75.8165.411.980.619.0123.017.6
Fourth quartile (highest income)128.05.4132.95.8144.613.443.96.989.714.2
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan167.39.7166.110.9237.223.073.715.9140.824.2
Large fringe metropolitan182.19.9188.910.6202.619.540.17.0101.917.5
Medium metropolitan162.010.6166.711.1161.017.356.113.1140.735.6
Small metropolitan165.215.2172.716.0140.919.956.716.3DSUDSU
Micropolitan (nonmetro)234.210.4245.011.2157.416.4DSUDSU133.426.0
Noncore (nonmetro)286.212.5293.913.0239.227.5DSUDSU195.440.6
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast187.06.9184.78.1210.423.154.913.9235.348.9

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.

DSU - 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 (AHRQ), Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, State Inpatient Databases, disparities analysis file, 2006, and AHRQ Quality Indicators, version 3.1. The analysis file is designed to provide national estimates on disparities using weighted records from a sample of hospitals from the following 25 States: AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, KS, MA, MD, MI, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OK, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, and WI.


Current as of March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 17_2_3-1a: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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