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
65 and over18.70.718.60.822.******
Family incomeaNegative/poor10.80.611.20.710.81.0******11.82.9
Near poor/low8.********
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school11.40.611.40.712.91.3********
High school graduate9.********
At least some college7.****13.43.6
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed5.********
Not employed12.90.612.70.715.91.3********
Health insurance, under age 65Any private5.**
Public only9.********
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only18.41.517.91.624.23.9********
Medicare and private17.********
Medicare and other public26.********
Residence locationcMetropolitan7.****6.81.3
  Large central metro6.******
  Large fringe metro6.********
  Medium metro7.********
  Small metro8.********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish7.**
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good5.**
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities22.90.922.********
Complex activities24.********
Neither basic nor complex activities5.****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.