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Table 8_3_2-1

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 8_3_2.1
Pediatric asthma admissions per 100,000 population,a ages 2-17, United States, 2000, 2004-2007
Population groupRateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total 134.810.4144.110.5164.915.9155.512.4164.511.5
Median income of patient's ZIP codeFirst quartile (lowest income)197.319.9223.824.1227.825.5248.530.4264.927.6
Second quartile136.711.3142.610.7160.615.7144.911.9178.013.2
Third quartile107.312.7111.09.2146.517.4118.410.1139.413.7
Fourth quartile (highest income)91.712.396.810.8124.017.9101.810.596.811.5
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan147.722.1190.929.2231.537.3214.335.3235.234.2
Large fringe metropolitan134.426.1111.715.4146.028.1110.513.5154.517.1
Medium metropolitan114.018.2135.324.0140.322.2126.922.9107.815.7
Small metropolitan121.118.1115.716.5103.814.8152.920.1130.817.7
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)148.012.9136.811.9134.09.6152.516.6135.112.7
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)140.212.1119.68.7124.39.9143.712.9145.614.0
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast170.427.1250.141.5193.230.8239.044.3191.836.8

aExcludes patients with cystic fibrosis or anomalies of the respiratory system and transfers from other institutions. 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.

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.


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: Table 8_3_2-1: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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