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Table 6_2_4-2a

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 6_2_4.2a
Obstetric trauma with 3rd or 4th degree lacerations per 1,000 cesarean deliveries, by race/ethnicity, United States, 2006
  TotalWhiteBlackAPIHispanic, all races
Population groupRateaSERateaSERateaSERateaSERateaSE
Total 3.670.153.960.183.680.284.480.592.880.19
Median income of patient's ZIP codeFirst quartile (lowest income)
Second quartile3.520.243.910.343.740.50DSUDSU2.700.27
Third quartile3.830.
Fourth quartile (highest income)
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan3.570.254.090.393.980.432.950.482.850.27
Large fringe metropolitan3.730.223.970.273.220.406.
Medium metropolitan3.910.324.090.344.200.817.771.462.830.38
Small metropolitan4.080.664.330.70DSUDSUDSUDSU3.650.95
Micropolitan (nonmetro)3.250.313.440.37DSUDSUDSUDSU2.340.61
Noncore (nonmetro)3.300.393.510.47DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Expected payment sourcePrivate insurance4.
Other insurance3.540.633.440.66DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge3.040.572.540.73DSUDSUDSUDSU3.480.78
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast4.430.444.430.464.230.774.421.024.390.87
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit3.970.
Private, for profit2.530.212.940.292.780.452.360.701.780.29
Teaching statusTeaching4.880.355.090.424.520.536.871.154.280.44
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan3.710.264.180.384.090.453.390.522.960.27
Large fringe metropolitan3.490.243.730.273.030.465.351.162.870.47
Medium metropolitan4.080.354.410.384.250.828.161.662.710.38
Small metropolitan3.890.804.000.85DSUDSUDSUDSU3.530.95
Micropolitan (nonmetro)2.930.313.190.37DSUDSUDSUDSU2.040.61
Noncore (nonmetro)3.070.563.220.66DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Bed size of hospitalLess than 1002.660.232.890.30DSUDSUDSUDSU2.190.44
500 or more4.840.505.580.624.240.734.901.134.120.57

a Rates are observed rates and are not adjusted for age or severity.

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 6_2_4-2a: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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