Table 10_4_4-2

2008 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 10_4_4.2
Obstetric trauma with 3rd or 4th degree lacerations per 1,000 cesarean deliveries, by race/ethnicity, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNon-HispanicHispanic, all races
WhiteBlackAPI
RateaSERateaSERateaSERateaSERateaSE
Total3.860.174.130.233.640.295.460.583.100.23
Age10–14**********
15–172.430.53********
18–242.670.192.770.263.000.46**2.060.23
25–344.230.224.480.304.170.405.240.713.480.33
35–544.630.244.760.313.860.597.051.184.140.47
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)3.530.223.530.303.900.455.471.503.000.30
Second quartile3.410.223.290.293.850.525.411.292.990.37
Third quartile3.950.264.330.373.020.484.631.023.100.39
Fourth quartile (highest income)4.560.324.920.373.230.675.930.793.600.63
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan3.780.264.180.433.530.394.980.763.270.32
Large fringe metropolitan4.020.264.280.343.300.447.731.213.010.52
Medium metropolitan3.770.294.080.373.430.66**2.850.48
Small metropolitan4.810.965.050.98******
Micropolitan (nonmetro)3.230.343.160.384.401.27**3.160.89
Noncore (nonmetro)3.690.413.810.48******
Expected payment sourcePrivate insurance4.150.214.440.273.310.365.740.643.050.32
Medicare**********
Medicaid3.540.213.420.283.830.425.031.133.150.29
Other insurance2.830.593.170.72******
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge3.800.484.660.99****3.080.59
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast4.360.374.470.423.540.647.041.683.640.64
Midwest5.140.544.970.565.240.94**6.261.37
South3.240.223.340.353.130.315.280.872.870.33
West3.520.354.140.503.460.974.700.722.870.37
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit4.170.224.410.283.840.355.850.673.290.29
Private, for profit2.540.292.800.393.090.62**1.970.38
Public3.580.363.520.523.010.68**3.990.65
Teaching status of hospitalTeaching5.080.375.450.504.100.457.561.324.550.56
Nonteaching3.350.183.660.263.360.374.290.542.490.20
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan3.940.304.390.523.530.375.710.813.350.33
Large fringe metropolitan3.660.253.930.343.230.476.541.202.550.45
Medium metropolitan4.000.324.330.393.960.64**2.920.51
Small metropolitan4.831.005.191.03******
Micropolitan (nonmetro)2.920.342.870.40****2.970.87
Noncore (nonmetro)3.120.602.910.68******
Bed size of hospitalLess than 1002.640.252.780.31****2.140.51
100–2993.540.233.820.273.310.474.540.752.810.36
300–4993.910.304.620.523.600.344.850.992.600.31
500 or more5.010.545.000.714.570.829.651.804.680.65

a Rates are adjusted by age. When reporting is by age, there is no adjustment.

* - 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, Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, State Inpatient Databases, disparities analysis file, 2005. This file is designed to provide national estimates on disparities using weighted records from a sample of hospitals from the following 23 States: AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, KS, MA, MD, MI, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OK, RI, SC, TN, TX, VT, and WI.

 

Current as of September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 10_4_4-2: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr08/10_patientsafety/T10_4_4-2.html