Skip Navigation U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Agency for Healthcare Research Quality
Archive print banner
Slide Presentation of the 2007 National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR)

This information is for reference purposes only. It was current when produced and may now be outdated. Archive material is no longer maintained, and some links may not work. Persons with disabilities having difficulty accessing this information should contact us at: Let us know the nature of the problem, the Web address of what you want, and your contact information.

Please go to for current information.

Slide 2

Health Care Quality

Slide 2.  Text Description is below the image.
  • Disparities in health care quality are staying the same or increasing.

A bar chart shows health care quality improving, staying the same, or worsening for five variables (n = core measures):

The variables on the horizontal axis are: Black vs. White (n = 16). Asian vs. White (n = 16), American Indian or Alaska Native (AI/AN) vs. White (n = 16), Hispanic vs Non-Hispanic White (n = 16), and Poor vs High Income (n = 17), where n is the number of core measures. The vertical axis shows percentage of core measures improving, staying the same, or worsening.

The approximate percentage for each variable is as follows:

Black vs. White (n = 16): worsening—6% (1), same—56% (9), improving—38% (6).
Asian vs. White (n = 16): worsening—19% (3), same—50% (8), improving—31% (5).
AI/AN vs. White (n = 16): worsening—24% (4), same—38% (6), improving—38% (6).
Hispanic vs. Non-Hispanic White (n = 16): worsening—19% (3), same—38% (6), improving—43% (7).
Poor vs. High Income (n = 17): worsening—41% (7), same—24% (4), improving—35% (6).

     Previous Section Previous Slide         Contents         Next Slide Next Section   


The information on this page is archived and provided for reference purposes only.


AHRQ Advancing Excellence in Health Care