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Table 17_2_1-1a

2009 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 17_2_1.1a
Admissions for hypertension (excluding patients with cardiac procedures, obstetric conditions, and transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 population, age 18 and over, by race/ethnicity, United States, 2006
  TotalWhiteBlackAPIHispanic, all races
Population groupRateaSERateaSERateaSERateaSERateaSE
Total 49.61.333.30.9161.
65 and over125.73.4104.33.0281.614.384.610.0182.919.4
  85 and over187.85.8171.95.7288.420.6140.425.4291.643.5
Median income of patient's ZIP codeFirst quartile (lowest income)
Second quartile47.01.832.01.2153.48.336.
Third quartile39.01.729.11.3136.59.527.55.751.15.9
Fourth quartile (highest income)32.31.726.41.4130.311.719.01.941.64.0
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan58.03.929.72.3165.314.028.74.464.28.7
Large fringe metropolitan47.
Medium metropolitan43.13.329.52.3146.214.818.33.265.712.4
Small metropolitan34.33.326.12.6124.116.722.76.4DSUDSU
Micropolitan (nonmetro)48.62.838.22.2176.119.7DSUDSU57.09.9
Noncore (nonmetro)61.72.751.02.3197.517.7DSUDSU73.613.5
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast48.82.728.11.5182.818.325.14.6106.116.6

a 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.

DSU - 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 (AHRQ), Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, State Inpatient Databases, disparities analysis file, 2006, and AHRQ Quality Indicators, version 3.1. The analysis file is designed to provide national estimates on disparities using weighted records from a sample of hospitals from the following 25 States: AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, KS, MA, MD, MI, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OK, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, and WI.


Current as of March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 17_2_1-1a: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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