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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Avoidable admissions for hypertension per 100,000 population age 18 and older.

Measure Source

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Prevention Quality Indicators (PQI).


205 Admissions for hypertension (excluding patients with cardiac procedures, obstetric and neonatal conditions, and transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 population, age 18 years and older, United States, 2002, by

  • Race/ethnicity

Data Source

AHRQ, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), State Inpatient Databases, disparities analysis file.


Adult U.S. population age 18 and older by subcategory (i.e., race, age group, gender, median household income level, urbanization, and region).


Adult non-maternal discharges age 18 and over with principal diagnosis of hypertension, excluding patients with cardiac procedures 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.

The disparities analysis file, created specifically for this report to provide national estimates on disparities, consists of weighted records from a sample of hospitals from the following 22 States that participate in HCUP and have high-quality race/ethnicity data: AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, KS, MD, MA, MI, MO, NJ, NY, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, and WI.

This table was created using version 2.1, release 2, of the AHRQ Prevention Quality Indicators software. This measure is referred to as indicator 7 in the AHRQ Prevention Quality Indicators software documentation.



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