Table 8_3_2-1

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 8_3_2.1
Pediatric asthma admissions (excluding patients with cystic fibrosis or anomalies of the respiratory system and transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 population, ages 2–17, United States, 2000 and 2005
Population group20052000
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)227.825.5264.927.6
Second quartile160.615.7178.013.2
Third quartile146.517.4139.413.7
Fourth quartile (highest income)124.017.996.811.5
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan231.537.3235.234.2
Large fringe metropolitan146.028.1154.517.1
Medium metropolitan140.322.2107.815.7
Small metropolitan103.814.8130.817.7
Micropolitan (nonmetro)134.09.6135.112.7
Noncore (nonmetro)124.39.9145.614.0
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast193.230.8191.836.8

a Rates are adjusted by age and gender using the total U.S. population for 2000 as the standard population; when reporting is by age, the adjustment is by gender only; when reporting is by gender, the adjustment is by age only.

Key: SE: standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, Nationwide Inpatient Sample and AHRQ Quality Indicators, version 3.1.


Current as of September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 8_3_2-1: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.