Table 6_2_4-1

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_4.1
Obstetric trauma with 3rd or 4th degree lacerations per 1,000 cesarean deliveries, United States, 2000 and 2006
  20062000
Population groupRateaSERateaSE
Total 3.930.204.720.33
Age10–14DSUDSUDSUDSU
15–173.060.81DSUDSU
18–242.840.233.280.31
25–343.940.214.840.38
35–545.540.426.610.66
Median income of patient's ZIP codeFirst quartile (lowest income)3.440.253.600.33
Second quartile3.730.323.940.32
Third quartile4.030.325.190.51
Fourth quartile (highest income)4.610.365.980.68
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan4.120.394.400.43
Large fringe metropolitan4.000.395.640.69
Medium metropolitan4.110.394.830.58
Small metropolitan3.800.504.200.51
Micropolitan (nonmetro)3.050.443.640.57
Noncore (nonmetro)3.570.513.940.63
Expected payment sourcePrivate insurance4.270.255.180.45
MedicareDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicaid3.550.263.960.32
Other insurance3.440.652.380.71
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge3.770.734.820.89
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast4.130.516.051.33
Midwest4.750.565.560.67
South3.490.234.160.30
West3.830.473.720.47
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit4.080.255.090.43
Private, for profit2.810.303.470.58
Public4.460.693.760.52
Teaching status of hospitalTeaching5.370.505.990.84
Nonteaching3.230.174.090.26
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan4.370.405.100.72
Large fringe metropolitan3.410.475.010.56
Medium metropolitan4.230.374.430.58
Small metropolitan3.610.474.580.56
Micropolitan (nonmetro)2.860.492.770.56
Noncore (nonmetro)3.830.894.300.96
Bed size of hospitalLess than 1002.690.304.120.55
100–2993.090.263.910.33
300–4994.620.454.330.50
500 or more4.840.526.961.18

a Rates are observed rates and are not adjusted for age or severity.

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_4-1: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr09/6_maternalchildhealth/T6_2_4-1.html