Table 2_3_3-1

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 2_3_3.1
Admissions for diabetes with long-term complicationsa (excluding obstetric admissions and transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 population, age 18 and over, United States, 2000 and 2006
Population groupRatebSERatebSE
Total 126.93.6117.82.8
65 and over346.59.9325.87.7
  85 and over375.713.4336.511.2
Median income of patient's ZIP codeFirst quartile (lowest income)193.410.2193.99.3
Second quartile133.25.6129.55.1
Third quartile102.
Fourth quartile (highest income)86.45.772.64.5
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan162.513.6140.710.6
Large fringe metropolitan109.38.4112.58.2
Medium metropolitan118.912.095.410.7
Small metropolitan98.412.1103.911.4
Micropolitan (nonmetro)125.57.6114.97.5
Noncore (nonmetro)118.16.6128.67.0
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast156.712.3132.78.4

a Renal, eye, neurologic, circulatory, or other unspecified complications.

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 2_3_3-1: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.