Table 11_1_6-1

2010 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 11_1_6.1
Long-staya nursing home residents who lost too much weight,b United States, 1999-2008c
  2008200720062005200420032002200120001999
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 8.40.08.80.09.00.09.10.09.20.09.50.09.70.010.10.010.10.011.10.0
Aged0-647.20.17.50.17.70.17.60.17.90.17.70.17.70.17.80.17.60.18.40.1
65-748.40.19.00.18.90.19.10.19.10.19.40.19.50.110.00.19.80.110.60.1
75-848.70.19.10.19.20.19.40.19.40.19.80.110.00.110.30.110.30.111.40.1
85 and over8.60.09.00.19.20.19.40.19.40.19.90.110.10.110.60.110.60.111.60.1
GenderdMale8.50.18.90.19.10.19.20.19.30.19.70.19.90.110.40.110.30.111.30.1
Female8.40.08.80.08.90.09.10.09.10.09.50.09.60.010.10.010.10.011.00.0
Race/ethnicitydNon-Hispanic, White8.50.08.90.09.10.09.20.09.30.09.60.09.80.010.20.010.20.011.20.0
Non-Hispanic, Black8.40.19.00.18.90.19.30.19.00.19.30.19.70.110.00.19.70.110.80.1
Non-Hispanic, AI/AN8.50.58.60.59.30.58.20.48.90.49.30.59.10.59.40.510.70.510.70.5
Non-Hispanic, API8.10.38.10.38.30.38.30.39.20.38.90.39.50.39.30.310.00.410.60.4
Hispanic, all races7.10.17.60.17.80.18.10.28.10.28.50.28.40.28.90.28.80.29.80.2

a Long-stay residents typically enter a nursing facility because they are no longer able to care for themselves at home. They tend to stay in the facility for several months or years.

b Includes residents who experienced weight loss of 5% or more in the prior 30 days or 10% or more in the prior 6 months.

c Data reflect care for the third quarter of each calendar year.

d Excludes records with unknown age, gender, and race/ethnicity.

Key: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; API: Asian or Pacific Islander; SE: standard error.

Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Minimum Data Set.

 

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Internet Citation: Table 11_1_6-1: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. February 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr10/11_supportive_palliative_care/T11_1_6-1.html