Table 21_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 21_1_5.1a
Admissions with perforated appendix per 1,000 admissions with appendicitis (excluding transfers from other institutions, obstetric admissions, normal newborns, and neonates), ages 1–17, by race/ethnicity, United States, 2006
    Non-Hispanic  
  TotalWhiteBlackAPIHispanic, all races
Population groupRateaSERateaSERateaSERateaSERateaSE
Total 307.03.5276.13.9365.311.4329.317.7344.56.4
Age1–4649.413.5602.221.3628.851.6787.667.5677.418.0
5–9356.27.5308.78.3399.724.7366.433.1405.912.0
10–14293.85.8261.16.0383.518.0350.531.5337.110.7
15–17224.55.4215.66.4259.218.0183.825.0241.111.4
GenderMale307.64.6280.35.0358.814.2305.221.9340.98.0
Female306.75.5270.56.2375.818.7366.129.4349.910.6
Median income of patient's ZIP codeFirst quartile (lowest income)337.16.2287.78.4370.816.1410.346.9368.29.0
Second quartile317.86.1292.27.6354.723.6367.839.0342.410.6
Third quartile301.95.9276.07.1366.725.4311.234.8337.111.0
Fourth quartile (highest income)268.55.8257.86.6351.929.8280.925.4286.813.2
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan328.46.3285.18.0367.216.7336.826.5354.19.0
Large fringe metropolitan292.06.8272.77.3342.922.9312.237.0330.213.9
Medium metropolitan303.47.1275.08.1348.627.4342.041.3335.214.3
Small metropolitan305.611.4290.012.8373.241.3409.273.2316.922.1
Micropolitan (nonmetro)274.78.8259.310.1397.946.0216.846.5331.821.6
Noncore (nonmetro)304.811.3281.812.3476.953.8DSUDSU362.734.3
Expected payment sourcePrivate insurance282.04.0268.94.5358.516.6301.121.9303.49.0
MedicareDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicaid345.95.6295.28.1375.115.9392.329.8370.18.0
Other insurance293.213.1288.419.4328.259.9300.385.6311.722.3
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge338.511.3304.517.7354.740.9288.164.0373.816.8
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast259.56.9247.78.1313.523.2290.341.0274.315.0
Midwest298.77.2284.28.0356.727.4479.670.7367.724.8
South313.26.2280.56.8393.416.2356.236.8333.611.2
West333.16.7290.38.3361.030.3309.822.8365.98.9
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit308.64.1281.34.3361.613.3335.420.7343.77.8
Private, for profit290.59.3229.211.9375.339.8260.850.5343.214.6
Public311.59.6276.512.4380.225.8316.943.4347.016.4
Teaching statusTeaching347.76.2313.66.9388.015.4389.827.0379.910.8
Nonteaching281.43.9256.34.6338.215.5272.422.0318.37.3
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan335.46.0303.47.5381.816.4342.525.3355.98.9
Large fringe metropolitan278.07.9254.58.2331.724.2297.541.2320.115.1
Medium metropolitan296.76.6272.88.3362.427.0310.236.5325.912.7
Small metropolitan323.813.6295.412.3388.939.1484.469.2364.024.0
Micropolitan (nonmetro)258.38.5242.69.7390.144.3228.750.2299.020.9
Noncore (nonmetro)283.315.3267.615.8378.172.7DSUDSU345.553.5
Bed size of hospitalLess than 100280.58.0260.58.6390.250.1290.070.3339.921.2
100–299299.25.2261.25.8369.317.8310.123.3340.68.8
300–499304.38.3265.38.2346.119.6331.043.8354.514.0
500 or more342.48.1330.19.7380.822.5386.939.6343.514.7

a Rates are adjusted by age and gender using the total U.S. population for 2000 as the standard population.

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: API: Asian or Pacific Islander; SE: standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, State Inpatient Databases, disparities analysis file, 2006, and AHRQ Quality Indicators, version 3.1. The analysis file is designed to provide national estimates on disparities using weighted records from a sample of hospitals from the following 25 States: AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, KS, MA, MD, MI, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OK, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, and WI.

 

Current as of March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 21_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/nhqrdr09/18_populations/T21_1_5-1a.html