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Table 17_1_5-1

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_5.1
People who had a hospital inpatient discharge, United States, 2002-2007
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
65 and over20.20.817.80.818.70.720.40.819.50.719.40.6
RaceWhite, single race7.
Black, single race8.
Asian, single race5.
AI/AN, single race8.
Multiple races9.
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races7.
  Non-Hispanic, White7.
  Non-Hispanic, Black8.
Hispanic, all races5.
Family incomeaNegative/poor11.70.510.90.510.
Near poor/low10.
EducationbLess than high school11.90.511.40.611.40.611.20.511.30.512.30.5
High school graduate8.
At least some college7.
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed5.
Not employed12.50.612.70.612.90.613.20.613.00.613.80.6
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private5.
Public only9.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only22.01.417.21.318.41.519.91.317.91.520.71.3
Medicare and private17.
Medicare and other public29.12.421.
Location of residencecMetropolitan7.
  Large central metro6.
  Large fringe metro7.
  Medium metro8.
  Small metro8.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish7.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good5.
Activity limitationscBasic activities22.50.921.20.922.90.922.30.822.10.922.80.9
Complex activities25.61.423.
Neither basic nor complex activities6.

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: 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.


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: Table 17_1_5-1: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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