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Table 10_4_2-2

2008 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 10_4_2.2
Obstetric trauma with 3rd or 4th degree lacerations per 1,000 vaginal deliveries without instrument assistance, by race/ethnicity, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNon-HispanicHispanic, all races
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)
Second quartile36.50.338.20.429.30.754.01.433.80.5
Third quartile41.20.344.00.330.30.855.
Fourth quartile (highest income)46.00.346.60.333.
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan39.
Large fringe metropolitan42.60.345.20.328.90.767.51.336.00.6
Medium metropolitan36.90.340.20.425.30.956.01.630.20.6
Small metropolitan37.60.439.50.531.31.339.
Micropolitan (nonmetro)34.60.436.60.521.91.445.02.529.71.1
Noncore (nonmetro)36.30.536.90.625.21.8**42.61.6
Expected payment sourcePrivate insurance45.
Other insurance36.30.939.
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge35.10.634.
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast37.90.337.80.426.50.869.61.334.40.7
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit40.
Private, for profit34.20.339.80.527.
Teaching status of hospitalTeaching42.
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan39.
Large fringe metropolitan42.10.344.80.429.10.866.01.434.70.7
Medium metropolitan37.10.340.40.425.20.856.41.630.20.6
Small metropolitan38.40.440.10.531.
Micropolitan (nonmetro)34.10.435.70.523.51.344.12.530.91.1
Noncore (nonmetro)32.10.834.00.917.42.8**32.62.4
Bed size of hospitalLess than 10034.00.436.20.523.71.534.82.629.40.9
500 or more41.50.344.60.429.60.769.01.537.80.5

a Rates are adjusted by age. When reporting is by age, there is no adjustment.

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

Key: API: Asian or Pacific Islander; SE: standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, State Inpatient Databases, disparities analysis file, 2005. This file is designed to provide national estimates on disparities using weighted records from a sample of hospitals from the following 23 States: AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, KS, MA, MD, MI, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OK, RI, SC, TN, TX, VT, and WI.


Current as of September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 10_4_2-2: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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