Table 15_1_5-1a

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_5.1a
People who received a hospital inpatient discharge in the calendar year, by race, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalSingle raceMultiple races
WhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/AN
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total7.40.27.40.28.70.43.60.7**6.71.57.11.3
Age0–172.60.22.50.23.20.4********
18–446.70.36.50.38.90.73.00.9****9.22.1
45–647.40.47.30.410.20.9********
65 and over18.70.718.60.822.72.112.13.5******
GenderMale5.60.25.70.26.50.6********
Female9.20.39.10.410.60.75.01.1**8.02.110.42.2
Family incomeaNegative/poor10.80.611.20.710.81.0******11.82.9
Near poor/low8.90.49.10.59.70.9********
Middle7.00.47.10.47.80.92.60.7******
High5.80.35.90.36.10.83.81.0******
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school11.40.611.40.712.91.3********
High school graduate9.50.49.70.510.20.8********
At least some college7.70.37.50.410.60.93.71.0****13.43.6
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed5.50.25.40.37.00.6********
Not employed12.90.612.70.715.91.3********
Health insurance, under age 65Any private5.40.25.40.36.10.52.80.7**8.92.45.31.4
Public only9.90.59.90.610.90.9********
Uninsured3.30.43.20.45.11.0********
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only18.41.517.91.624.23.9********
Medicare and private17.21.017.41.018.03.1********
Medicare and other public26.32.228.93.126.54.0********
Residence locationcMetropolitan7.10.27.10.28.60.43.30.6****6.81.3
  Large central metro6.60.36.40.48.90.63.00.7******
  Large fringe metro6.70.46.80.57.10.9********
  Medium metro7.80.57.80.59.01.3********
  Small metro8.50.78.60.810.01.2********
Nonmetropolitan8.80.58.80.69.31.5****5.61.5**
  Micropolitan8.60.68.60.78.81.5********
  Noncore9.30.99.31.0**********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish7.40.27.30.28.40.43.50.8**6.51.57.71.4
Other4.70.35.30.3**2.80.8******
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good5.40.25.40.26.30.42.50.6**5.71.55.81.3
Fair/poor23.20.823.90.922.81.7********
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities22.90.922.61.127.42.3********
Complex activities24.61.124.71.328.12.3********
Neither basic nor complex activities5.90.26.00.26.90.52.90.7****7.42.1

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_5-1a: 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_5-1a.html