Table 15_1_8-1

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_8.1
Hospitalizations per 100 population,a by race, United States, 2006
Population groupTotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANOther
RateSERateSERateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total11.60.38.40.312.40.4********
Age, not age adjusted0–173.90.63.00.53.70.4********
18–449.10.46.30.49.90.5********
45–6411.60.48.10.415.50.9********
65 and over35.11.426.51.632.32.1********
GenderMale10.00.37.20.311.40.4********
Female13.30.39.70.313.30.5********

a Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 standard population, except where indicated. Rates were computed using estimates of the civilian population of the United States, including institutionalized persons, as of July 1, 2006. Data are postcensal estimates based on the 2000 census.

* - 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: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Hospital Discharge Survey.

 

Current as of September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 15_1_8-1: 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_8-1.html