Table 6_2_2-2a

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_2.2a
Obstetric trauma with 3rd or 4th degree lacerations per 1,000 vaginal deliveries without instrument assistance, by race/ethnicity, United States, 2006
  TotalWhiteBlackAPIHispanic, all races
Population groupRateaSERateaSERateaSERateaSERateaSE
Median income of patient's ZIP codeFirst quartile (lowest income)
Second quartile33.30.335.40.326.00.754.71.429.50.5
Third quartile38.
Fourth quartile (highest income)43.00.343.40.331.
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan36.
Large fringe metropolitan38.20.341.70.325.70.759.51.330.90.6
Medium metropolitan35.70.337.20.424.90.873.01.329.20.5
Small metropolitan35.20.437.80.530.51.343.
Micropolitan (nonmetro)33.00.434.60.529.01.440.72.626.41.1
Noncore (nonmetro)32.60.534.00.624.71.8DSUDSU29.71.6
Expected payment sourcePrivate insurance43.
Other insurance34.60.835.
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge33.00.630.
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast34.50.335.80.424.00.860.51.429.50.7
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit37.
Private, for profit32.10.335.00.526.20.944.11.928.10.6
Teaching statusTeaching38.
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan36.
Large fringe metropolitan38.00.341.80.426.00.761.51.429.90.7
Medium metropolitan35.70.337.20.325.20.871.31.329.20.5
Small metropolitan35.70.438.60.531.31.344.
Micropolitan (nonmetro)32.10.433.20.529.41.440.32.627.31.1
Noncore (nonmetro)29.30.832.00.914.22.6DSUDSU25.32.3
Bed size of hospitalLess than 10031.80.433.30.423.91.542.02.525.80.9
500 or more39.40.343.40.427.80.662.01.435.20.5

a Rates are adjusted by age and comorbidities. When reporting is by age, the adjustment is by comorbidities only.

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 6_2_2-2a: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.