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Table T9_2_2_1-1

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 9_2_2_1.1
Hospital admissions for hypertensiona per 100,000 population,b age 18 and over, United States, 2000, 2004–2009
Population groupRateSERateSERateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total 61.42.558.62.460.
65 and over157.66.2156.46.1158.55.1128.35.4118.14.0125.13.8110.83.2
  85 and over232.810.2235.79.4243.98.7185.08.2168.16.7168.56.4146.36.0
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)
Second quartile61.43.657.
Third quartile51.13.647.23.347.22.538.72.637.
Fourth quartile (highest income)41.13.440.
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan81.67.775.17.677.37.567.86.958.
Large fringe metropolitan58.45.657.
Medium metropolitan50.25.447.54.849.85.343.14.338.63.839.63.928.13.1
Small metropolitan46.95.943.75.449.15.832.
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast66.65.458.05.458.24.855.65.641.

a Consistent with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Prevention Quality Indicators software, hypertension must be the principal diagnosis. Excludes admissions with kidney disease with dialysis access procedures, admissions with cardiac procedures, and transfers from other institutions.

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, version 4.1.

Page last reviewed June 2013
Internet Citation: Table T9_2_2_1-1: 2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. June 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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