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Table 6_2_2-1

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 6_2_2.1
Obstetric trauma with 3rd or 4th degree lacerations per 1,000 vaginal deliveries without instrument assistance, United States, 2000 and 2006
Population groupRateaSERateaSE
Median income of patient's ZIP codeFirst quartile (lowest income)
Second quartile33.
Third quartile39.00.353.60.3
Fourth quartile (highest income)44.00.360.00.2
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan36.
Large fringe metropolitan38.90.354.80.2
Medium metropolitan36.10.352.10.3
Small metropolitan34.00.452.30.4
Micropolitan (nonmetro)33.30.444.00.4
Noncore (nonmetro)31.80.545.90.5
Expected payment sourcePrivate insurance43.
Other insurance39.10.851.20.8
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge33.10.644.30.6
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast34.00.355.30.3
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit37.
Private, for profit31.80.344.00.4
Teaching status of hospitalTeaching37.
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan36.
Large fringe metropolitan39.10.354.80.2
Medium metropolitan36.40.352.10.3
Small metropolitan33.60.453.50.4
Micropolitan (nonmetro)31.70.441.30.4
Noncore (nonmetro)30.90.843.90.7
Bed size of hospitalLess than 10031.80.444.30.4
500 or more37.80.356.10.3

a Rates are adjusted by age and comorbidities. When reporting is by age, the adjustment is by comorbidities 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 March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 6_2_2-1: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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