Table 12_1_6-2

2009 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 12_1_6.2
Selected infections due to medical carea per 100,000 population (excluding immunocompromised and cancer patients and neonates), age 18 and over or obstetric admissions, United States, 2000 and 2006
Population groupRatebSERatebSE
65 and over71.62.761.72.2
  85 and over75.53.968.53.9
Median income of patient's ZIP codeFirst quartile (lowest income)35.51.830.71.7
Second quartile30.41.526.51.2
Third quartile27.51.324.51.3
Fourth quartile (highest income)27.11.719.21.4
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan33.62.628.92.2
Large fringe metropolitan30.12.427.72.3
Medium metropolitan30.
Small metropolitan24.82.621.22.3
Micropolitan (nonmetro)
Noncore (nonmetro)
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast30.52.423.42.0

a Includes admissions specifically for such infections, such as cases from earlier admissions, from other hospitals, or from other settings.

b 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 March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 12_1_6-2: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.