Table 17_1_5-1a

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_5.1a
People who received a hospital inpatient discharge in the calendar year, by race, United States, 2006
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 7.20.27.20.27.40.44.90.7DSUDSU8.82.06.51.1
Age0–172.80.22.80.32.60.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
18–446.30.36.20.46.80.66.51.3DSUDSUDSUDSU6.31.6
45–647.30.37.10.410.40.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
65 and over17.80.818.10.918.31.710.42.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale5.40.25.60.35.00.42.80.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Female8.90.38.80.39.50.66.91.2DSUDSU11.02.78.11.7
Family incomeaNegative/poor10.90.511.30.711.31.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low9.20.49.70.57.70.77.82.3DSUDSUDSUDSU6.91.9
Middle6.20.36.40.45.00.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU6.61.9
High5.70.35.80.35.90.95.41.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school11.40.611.30.713.01.26.72.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate9.20.49.30.58.80.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college7.10.37.20.47.60.95.51.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed5.20.25.10.35.70.54.81.0DSUDSUDSUDSU7.01.9
Not employed12.70.612.50.715.41.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, under age 65Any private5.10.25.00.25.00.55.31.0DSUDSUDSUDSU7.41.5
Public only9.70.59.90.710.30.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Uninsured3.90.44.20.53.80.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only17.21.317.51.519.32.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private17.71.018.01.015.03.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public21.72.022.42.422.73.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan7.00.27.10.37.20.45.00.7DSUDSU7.32.26.61.3
  Large central metro6.40.36.20.47.90.64.20.8DSUDSUDSUDSU9.32.7
  Large fringe metro7.40.47.70.56.30.86.71.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro7.30.57.50.57.20.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro7.00.57.10.65.90.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan7.90.47.80.58.51.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU6.21.8
  Micropolitan8.30.58.30.67.11.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore7.20.76.90.810.90.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish7.00.27.00.27.20.45.51.3DSUDSU8.82.26.11.1
Other5.40.45.70.4DSUDSU4.10.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good5.40.25.50.25.50.44.20.8DSUDSU6.81.85.31.2
Fair/poor21.70.822.61.019.11.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities21.20.921.01.025.02.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities23.61.023.41.228.02.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities5.90.25.90.35.60.55.40.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

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_5-1a: 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_5-1a.html