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
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total7.40.210.80.68.90.47.00.45.80.3
Age0–172.60.23.70.52.70.42.60.41.80.4
18–446.70.312.10.87.10.66.30.55.10.5
45–647.40.414.11.310.61.26.80.75.90.5
65 and over18.70.725.42.320.81.519.81.514.11.1
GenderMale5.60.27.40.76.40.65.80.44.50.3
Female9.20.313.40.811.20.68.20.57.10.5
RaceWhite, single race7.40.211.20.79.10.57.10.45.90.3
Black, single race8.70.410.81.09.70.97.80.96.10.8
Asian, single race3.60.7****2.60.73.81.0
NHOPI, single race**********
AI/AN, single race6.71.5********
Multiple races7.11.311.82.9******
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races7.70.211.70.710.10.57.50.45.90.3
Non-Hispanic, White7.80.312.80.910.80.77.70.56.00.4
Non-Hispanic, Black8.70.410.71.19.90.97.90.96.00.8
Hispanic5.60.38.40.75.20.64.30.55.21.0
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school11.40.615.21.212.70.910.01.06.01.1
High school graduate9.50.415.41.411.60.99.20.86.70.6
At least some college7.70.313.71.510.01.17.30.56.80.4
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed5.50.29.10.95.40.55.40.45.00.4
Not employed12.90.616.21.115.31.211.11.39.21.2
Health insurance, under age 65Any private5.40.28.01.16.70.65.50.44.70.3
Public only9.90.511.30.79.00.88.81.3**
Uninsured3.30.45.20.82.30.52.60.64.11.1
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only18.41.521.84.217.02.321.22.915.22.5
Medicare and private17.21.025.73.720.02.018.91.913.61.3
Medicare and other public26.32.227.83.929.73.821.74.6**
Residence locationcMetropolitan7.10.210.40.68.40.57.00.45.60.3
  Large central metro6.60.39.80.97.10.65.70.55.70.5
  Large fringe metro6.70.410.71.48.71.26.60.85.50.6
  Medium metro7.80.510.81.09.81.08.10.95.50.6
  Small metro8.50.711.21.79.81.49.21.36.31.2
Nonmetropolitan8.80.512.81.311.01.07.20.97.00.9
  Micropolitan8.60.611.61.712.21.56.61.17.11.1
  Noncore9.30.914.62.29.21.48.31.86.81.6
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish7.40.211.10.69.30.57.00.45.80.3
Other4.70.36.80.85.20.74.00.52.70.6
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good5.40.27.70.55.80.45.20.34.70.3
Fair/poor23.20.824.21.724.51.722.41.721.61.6
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities22.90.926.42.023.91.822.41.720.01.7
Complex activities24.61.126.32.225.92.423.82.222.02.4
Neither basic nor complex activities5.90.29.60.76.70.55.70.45.10.3

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. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr08/15_healthcareutilization/T15_1_5-1c.html