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Table 8_3_2-1

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 8_3_2.1
Asthma admissions (excluding patients with cystic fibrosis or anomalies of the respiratory system, obstetric admissions, and transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 population, age 18 and over, United States, 2000 and 2006
Population groupRateaSERateaSE
Total 124.04.3112.33.3
65 and over222.17.9151.95.0
  85 and over245.411.2180.27.9
Median income of patient's ZIP codeFirst quartile (lowest income)198.712.5191.211.5
Second quartile125.46.2120.05.3
Third quartile99.24.695.14.7
Fourth quartile (highest income)81.85.969.84.8
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan162.715.1144.612.0
Large fringe metropolitan107.59.2109.78.6
Medium metropolitan108.311.679.19.1
Small metropolitan95.411.489.210.4
Micropolitan (nonmetro)118.88.0107.29.2
Noncore (nonmetro)121.08.6117.38.4
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast170.515.3149.311.7

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.

Key: SE: standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, Nationwide Inpatient Sample and AHRQ Quality Indicators, version 3.1.


Current as of March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 8_3_2-1: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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