Table 17_1_4-1a

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 17_1_4.1a
People who had a hospital emergency room visit in the calendar year, by race, United States, 2006
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 13.40.313.30.316.40.75.50.615.13.616.93.215.31.8
Age0–1711.00.410.90.512.71.04.21.0DSUDSUDSUDSU14.12.6
18–4413.20.513.00.516.31.15.31.1DSUDSU18.44.320.23.6
45–6412.30.411.80.518.71.45.41.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
65 and over20.80.820.90.923.32.110.32.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale12.50.312.50.414.20.95.31.0DSUDSU12.73.217.52.7
Female14.30.414.00.418.30.95.80.8DSUDSU21.34.513.32.0
Family incomeaNegative/poor19.60.919.11.022.71.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU18.24.1
Near poor/low16.40.616.40.717.91.48.11.9DSUDSUDSUDSU18.43.9
Middle12.20.412.30.513.21.13.91.0DSUDSUDSUDSU17.53.2
High11.00.411.20.512.11.15.61.0DSUDSUDSUDSU8.52.3
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school18.70.718.10.822.91.68.22.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate15.40.515.20.518.41.39.12.6DSUDSUDSUDSU11.43.4
At least some college11.80.411.80.414.81.34.70.8DSUDSUDSUDSU14.13.2
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed11.80.311.60.415.11.15.31.0DSUDSU14.43.914.02.9
Not employed17.00.816.30.923.51.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, under age 65Any private11.10.311.10.413.00.95.70.8DSUDSU15.84.313.82.4
Public only19.10.718.40.821.81.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU22.03.7
Uninsured11.40.611.50.714.61.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only19.61.419.41.626.73.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private20.81.121.21.217.33.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public25.02.424.42.828.13.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan13.10.313.00.316.20.85.30.6DSUDSU17.53.715.42.1
  Large central metro12.40.511.70.517.11.04.70.8DSUDSUDSUDSU16.13.0
  Large fringe metro13.30.614.10.710.61.35.11.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro13.40.612.70.620.21.77.82.3DSUDSUDSUDSU10.62.7
  Small metro14.50.914.21.017.52.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan15.00.714.70.818.01.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU14.73.9
  Micropolitan15.30.914.81.018.72.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU17.94.7
  Noncore14.31.014.41.116.82.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish13.90.313.60.316.50.77.21.215.44.017.83.315.01.9
Other8.50.59.40.511.83.24.00.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good11.50.311.50.313.70.74.50.613.03.315.33.112.91.7
Fair/poor30.00.929.61.033.82.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities28.20.927.11.034.92.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities31.41.230.31.437.52.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities11.50.311.40.314.31.04.80.7DSUDSU15.03.212.92.4

a Negative/poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, 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.

DSU - 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 March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 17_1_4-1a: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr09/17_utilization/T17_1_4-1a.html