Table 6_2_1-1

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 6_2_1.1
Birth trauma - injury to neonate per 1,000 live births (excluding preterm and osteogenesis imperfecta births), United States, 2004 and 2006
Population groupRateaSERateaSE
Total 1.580.032.000.03
Median income of patient's ZIP codeFirst quartile (lowest income)1.560.061.800.06
Second quartile1.660.061.760.06
Third quartile1.570.062.040.06
Fourth quartile (highest income)1.530.062.380.06
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan1.430.052.110.05
Large fringe metropolitan1.490.062.400.06
Medium metropolitan1.710.061.630.07
Small metropolitan1.620.101.400.09
Micropolitan (nonmetro)1.800.092.110.10
Noncore (nonmetro)1.970.131.670.12
Expected payment sourcePrivate insurance1.500.042.180.04
Other insurance1.850.192.450.20
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge1.370.121.790.13
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast2.060.072.420.07
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit1.650.042.260.03
Private, for profit1.
Teaching status of hospitalTeaching1.790.052.170.05
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan1.490.052.330.05
Large fringe metropolitan1.420.072.130.07
Medium metropolitan1.690.061.520.07
Small metropolitan1.660.091.550.09
Micropolitan (nonmetro)1.700.102.050.10
Noncore (nonmetro)2.580.201.390.18
Bed size of hospitalLess than 1001.640.091.280.09
500 or more1.590.062.470.06

a Rates are adjusted by gender. When reporting is by gender, there is no adjustment.

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

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 6_2_1-1: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.