Table 15_1_5-1d

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_5.1d
People who received a hospital inpatient discharge in the calendar year, by education,a United States, 2005
Population groupTotalLess than high schoolHigh school graduateAt least some college
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total9.00.211.40.69.50.47.70.3
Age18–446.80.36.70.66.90.56.70.4
45–647.40.411.01.07.70.66.30.5
65 and over18.80.722.31.519.71.415.31.1
GenderMale6.70.38.00.77.40.55.60.4
Female11.20.414.90.811.40.79.60.5
RaceWhite, single race9.00.311.40.79.70.57.50.4
Black, single race11.10.612.91.310.20.810.60.9
Asian, single race4.30.9****3.71.0
NHOPI, single race********
AI/AN, single race7.82.1******
Multiple races10.01.8****13.43.6
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races9.30.312.90.810.10.57.70.3
Non-Hispanic, White9.30.313.40.910.30.57.60.4
Non-Hispanic, Black11.10.613.31.310.40.810.40.9
Hispanic6.80.48.00.65.00.86.90.9
Family incomebNegative/poor14.90.815.21.215.41.413.71.5
Near poor/low11.50.612.70.911.60.910.01.1
Middle8.50.410.01.09.20.87.30.5
High6.70.46.01.16.70.66.80.4
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed5.50.24.70.55.70.45.60.3
Not employed12.90.614.11.012.71.112.01.1
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private6.50.36.70.77.00.56.20.3
Public only18.50.918.11.417.41.621.22.5
Uninsured3.30.43.50.72.80.53.80.8
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only18.51.518.82.520.52.615.92.8
Medicare and private17.11.020.92.318.11.814.61.4
Medicare and other public27.42.328.92.829.55.0**
Residence locationcMetropolitan8.70.310.90.69.50.57.40.3
  Large central metro8.00.49.30.78.80.77.10.5
  Large fringe metro8.40.511.51.39.71.16.90.6
  Medium metro9.30.612.41.19.90.97.70.8
  Small metro10.20.911.92.510.31.99.31.0
Nonmetropolitan10.50.613.71.59.50.89.60.8
  Micropolitan10.00.712.81.69.01.19.60.9
  Noncore11.41.015.22.810.41.69.71.5
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish8.90.311.90.79.20.57.70.3
Other5.90.47.70.74.80.84.00.7
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good6.60.27.30.56.70.46.30.3
Fair/poor23.80.925.11.524.51.621.61.5
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities23.00.925.21.821.91.522.21.5
Complex activities24.61.126.92.224.32.022.71.8
Neither basic nor complex activities5.90.26.40.56.20.45.60.3

a Persons age 18 and over. 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.

b 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.

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_5-1d: 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_5-1d.html