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Table 6_2_2-2

2010 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_2.2
Obstetric trauma with 3rd or 4th degree lacerations per 1,000 vaginal deliveries without instrument assistance,a by race/ethnicity, United States, 2007
    Non-HispanicHispanic, all races
Population groupRateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)
Second quartile30.70.332.70.424.60.750.11.326.60.5
Third quartile35.30.337.10.326.80.853.
Fourth quartile (highest income)40.10.340.50.329.
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan32.
Large fringe metropolitan36.60.339.30.326.80.653.
Medium metropolitan31.80.331.70.419.00.968.21.328.60.6
Small metropolitan32.50.434.90.530.
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)29.70.431.50.516.81.437.62.626.01.2
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)32.00.534.00.621.21.733.25.927.81.7
Expected payment sourcePrivate40.
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge29.90.628.
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast32.70.333.20.424.90.852.
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit34.
Private, for profit28.70.332.90.522.50.947.61.922.50.6
Teaching status of hospitalTeaching35.
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan33.
Large fringe metropolitan36.20.339.00.427.10.754.81.429.50.6
Medium metropolitan32.00.332.00.418.80.968.31.328.70.6
Small metropolitan32.50.435.10.529.
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)29.80.431.70.517.51.434.52.626.51.2
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)31.90.833.80.919.82.639.
Bed size of hospitalLess than 10029.60.431.00.421.71.533.92.324.90.9
500 or more34.80.338.20.423.70.652.

a Rates are adjusted by age and comorbidities. When reporting is by age, the adjustment is only by comorbidities.

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, 2007, 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 26 States: Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Kansas, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: Table 6_2_2-2: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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