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Table 17_1_4-2b

2010 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_4.2b
People who had a hospital emergency room visit in the calendar year, by ethnicity, United States, 2007
    Non-HispanicHispanic, all races
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlack
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 13.00.313.40.313.10.317.10.710.80.5
65 and over19.50.819.60.819.40.922.
Family incomeaNegative/poor20.00.822.20.923.31.321.91.613.91.2
Near poor/low15.40.717.40.817.
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school17.70.720.50.919.
High school graduate14.30.514.80.514.80.616.
At least some college11.20.411.20.411.10.416.11.410.31.2
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed10.80.311.00.410.50.415.
Not employed17.30.718.10.818.
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private10.60.310.60.310.30.414.20.910.40.8
Public only19.10.821.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only19.21.419.31.519.71.618.
Medicare and private18.
Medicare and other public25.
Location of residencecMetropolitan12.90.313.30.312.90.417.40.810.70.5
  Large central metro11.50.412.20.511.10.618.
  Large fringe metro12.90.613.20.613.50.713.71.510.21.2
  Medium metro13.70.613.90.713.30.719.31.612.11.5
  Small metro15.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish13.60.313.60.313.10.317.10.712.80.8
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good11.10.311.50.311.20.314.
Activity limitationscBasic activities26.
Complex activities31.71.331.71.431.11.634.
Neither basic nor complex activities10.70.311.00.310.70.414.
U.S. bornYes13.50.313.60.313.10.417.20.712.50.7

a 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.

b 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.

c For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix B: Detailed Methods.

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

Key: SE: standard error.

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


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: Table 17_1_4-2b: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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