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Table T7_3_1_2-2_1

2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

This appendix provides detailed data tables for all measures analyzed for the 2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. Tables are included for measures discussed in the main text of the reports as well as for other measures that were examined but not included in the main text.
Table 7_3_1_2.2_1
Potentially avoidable hospitalizations for acute conditions per 100,000 population,a age 18 and over,b United States, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2007, and 2008
Population groupRateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total 638.113.9649.612.2716.915.5686.412.4714.212.3
65 and over2,590.656.12,634.953.12,936.264.12,800.854.02,832.654.5
  85 and over6,154.8142.96,182.6142.07,045.8160.86,649.4140.17,748.6165.7
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)802.427.7820.928.8890.730.4842.030.01,061.438.0
Second quartile671.123.1672.624.1740.028.0720.325.3738.325.2
Third quartile567.224.8586.622.3642.424.7609.223.9611.425.4
Fourth quartile (highest income)521.433.4516.031.7615.036.6570.533.0524.632.3
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan603.242.6604.142.5671.948.1636.745.1690.245.2
Large fringe metropolitan613.545.9606.143.3684.150.7654.347.6738.451.1
Medium metropolitan562.149.3577.150.2656.455.5583.750.4561.654.5
Small metropolitan564.961.1669.971.8619.071.4677.371.2651.968.8
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast594.231.1621.030.5659.933.0638.329.6704.732.1

a Based on the three Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Prevention Quality Indicators for bacterial pneumonia, dehydration, and urinary tract infection.

b Rates are adjusted by age and gender using the total U.S. resident 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, modified version 4.1.

Page last reviewed June 2013
Internet Citation: Table T7_3_1_2-2_1: 2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. June 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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