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Table 8_3_2-4a

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_2.4a
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, by race/ethnicity, United States, 2006
  TotalWhiteBlackAPIHispanic, all races
Population groupRateaSERateaSERateaSERateaSERateaSE
65 and over217.35.3178.84.8418.124.3243.030.1374.134.1
  85 and over244.87.9217.58.0340.928.7416.354.5439.149.4
Median income of patient's ZIP codeFirst quartile (lowest income)192.98.9129.14.5375.728.182.19.3209.526.0
Second quartile117.
Third quartile98.43.582.83.1241.216.681.015.2121.111.6
Fourth quartile (highest income)77.93.669.33.3210.618.553.98.7103.411.4
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan150.
Large fringe metropolitan116.96.996.15.9297.528.246.06.3136.419.0
Medium metropolitan102.37.783.06.1237.628.975.121.0137.021.0
Small metropolitan88.78.979.87.9200.333.0DSUDSU78.420.2
Micropolitan (nonmetro)109.95.1101.14.9200.823.0DSUDSU135.422.2
Noncore (nonmetro)112.65.5101.24.8271.634.5DSUDSU119.622.8
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast154.29.394.94.6417.247.554.48.3421.571.1

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 8_3_2-4a: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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