Table 12_3_1-1

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 12_3_1.1
Racial and ethnic composition of nurse professionals and total U.S. population, United States, 2006
Population groupU.S. populationRegistered nursePractical/vocational nurse
RaceWhite only221,331,50773.932,315,75280.03532,56769.27
Black only37,051,48312.38277,4659.59172,54522.44
Asian only13,100,0954.38211,7777.3225,7593.35
NHOPI only426,1940.142,6650.097180.09
AI/AN only2,369,4310.7911,9340.416,3760.85
Multiple races6,112,6462.0427,9130.9610,5991.38
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, White onlyDNADNA2,245,62277.61507,36966.00
Non-Hispanic, Black onlyDNADNA274,8739.50171,79422.35
Non-Hispanic, Asian onlyDNADNA210,8297.2925,6323.33
Non-Hispanic, NHOPI onlyDNADNA2,4700.095560.07
Non-Hispanic, AI/AN onlyDNADNA11,9340.416,3760.83
Non-Hispanic, otherDNADNA5,0040.171,3700.18
Non-Hispanic, multiple racesDNADNA23,0030.798,8081.15
Hispanic, all races44,252,27814.8119,8774.1446,8756.10

DNA - Data have not been analyzed.

Key: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; NHOPI: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2006.


Current as of September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 12_3_1-1: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.