Table 15_1_4-1a

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 15_1_4.1a
People who had a hospital emergency room visit in the calendar year, by race, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalSingle raceMultiple races
WhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/AN
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total13.80.313.50.317.00.56.90.910.32.618.44.218.11.8
Age0–1712.50.512.50.513.21.05.41.1**21.95.417.12.5
18–4413.10.412.50.518.40.86.51.2****18.93.3
45–6412.70.512.40.517.01.25.71.4****14.74.1
65 and over20.30.720.10.823.61.814.53.8******
GenderMale12.70.412.70.414.70.95.21.0**13.03.617.72.3
Female14.80.414.30.519.00.68.51.5**24.66.018.52.5
Family incomeaNegative/poor20.20.820.31.120.51.2******29.24.2
Near poor/low17.30.616.60.620.71.1******21.83.9
Middle12.70.412.80.514.61.15.31.2****10.82.7
High10.80.410.90.511.91.46.71.4****14.02.9
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school19.40.719.00.822.71.6********
High school graduate14.80.514.50.617.91.38.12.2****17.54.2
At least some college11.70.411.40.516.71.16.61.1****15.93.7
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed11.60.311.20.416.20.86.21.1****15.12.8
Not employed18.20.717.60.822.91.6********
Health insurance, under age 65Any private11.50.311.30.414.90.86.71.0**17.14.715.32.1
Public only20.40.820.81.020.91.1****20.65.825.34.1
Uninsured11.20.611.20.713.51.5********
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only22.41.522.31.721.63.1********
Medicare and private18.30.918.31.019.73.0********
Medicare and other public25.82.126.53.029.94.1********
Residence locationcMetropolitan13.50.313.10.417.10.66.80.910.72.924.25.118.41.8
  Large central metro12.60.511.90.717.40.86.51.1****13.72.7
  Large fringe metro12.90.512.70.615.41.28.41.8****20.13.7
  Medium metro14.10.713.70.717.31.8******19.53.3
  Small metro17.01.116.61.220.01.8********
Nonmetropolitan15.30.815.40.916.21.3******17.14.2
  Micropolitan15.91.115.91.217.32.2******19.55.1
  Noncore14.21.014.41.114.71.1********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish14.30.313.90.417.20.56.61.1**19.64.518.61.9
Other9.00.59.40.610.52.66.81.2******
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good11.90.311.70.314.40.66.20.98.92.417.33.716.41.7
Fair/poor29.11.028.81.133.52.0********
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities27.91.027.21.132.72.3********
Complex activities32.71.332.41.536.32.5********
Neither basic nor complex activities11.50.311.20.415.30.76.60.9****15.52.8

a Negative/poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, at or over the poverty line to just below 200 percent of the poverty line; middle, 200 percent to just below 400 percent of the poverty line; and high, 400 percent of the poverty line and over.

b Less than high school refers to fewer than 12 years of education; high school graduate, 12 years of education; and at least some college, more than 12 years of education.

c For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix A, Data Sources.

* - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

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

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

 

Current as of September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 15_1_4-1a: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr08/15_healthcareutilization/T15_1_4-1a.html