Table 15_1_5-1c

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_5.1c
People who received a hospital inpatient discharge in the calendar year, by family income,a United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
65 and over18.70.725.42.320.81.519.81.514.11.1
RaceWhite, single race7.
Black, single race8.70.410.
Asian, single race3.60.7****
NHOPI, single race**********
AI/AN, single race6.71.5********
Multiple races7.11.311.82.9******
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races7.
Non-Hispanic, White7.80.312.80.910.
Non-Hispanic, Black8.70.410.
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school11.40.615.
High school graduate9.50.415.41.411.
At least some college7.70.313.71.510.
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed5.
Not employed12.90.616.
Health insurance, under age 65Any private5.
Public only9.90.511.**
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only18.41.521.
Medicare and private17.
Medicare and other public26.**
Residence locationcMetropolitan7.
  Large central metro6.
  Large fringe metro6.70.410.
  Medium metro7.80.510.
  Small metro8.50.711.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish7.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good5.
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities22.90.926.
Complex activities24.
Neither basic nor complex activities5.

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_5-1c: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.