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Table 7_1_1-1

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 7_1_1.1
Suicide deaths per 100,000 population,a United States, 1999 and 2005
Population group20051999
Age, not age adjustedUnder 181,0191.40.01,004DNADNA
65 and over5,40414.70.25,48915.80.2
RaceAmerican Indian/Alaska Native39211.70.629110.10.6
Asian/Pacific Islander7265.20.26576.00.2
EthnicityHispanic, all races2,1865.60.11,6935.90.2
Non-Hispanic, all races30,33711.60.127,37011.00.1
Non-Hispanic, Black1,9535.40.11,9225.70.1
Non-Hispanic, White27,30412.90.124,52812.00.1
Education, ages 25–64Less than high school2,07820.60.52,98817.70.3
High school graduate6,03421.50.38,10418.40.2
At least some college4,94310.20.16,8729.40.1
Residence locationbMetropolitan25,65410.30.1DNADNADNA
  Large central metro8,3009.50.1DNADNADNA
  Large fringe metro6,9209.50.1DNADNADNA
  Medium metro6,80911.40.1DNADNADNA
  Small metro3,62512.80.2DNADNADNA
Micropolitan (nonmetro)4,11613.30.2DNADNADNA
Noncore (nonmetro)285914.20.3DNADNADNA

a Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 standard population, except where indicated. Respondents for which age is not reported are not included in the age adjustment calculations and are excluded from displayed numerators.

b For more information, see the National Vital Statistics System entry in Appendix A, Data Sources.

DNA - Data have not been analyzed.

Key: SE: standard error.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System - Mortality.


Current as of September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 7_1_1-1: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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