Table 11_1_6-2

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_6.2
Long-staya nursing home residents who lost too much weight,b by race/ethnicity, United States, 2008c
    Non-Hispanic  
  TotalWhiteBlackAI/ANAPIHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 8.40.08.50.08.40.18.50.58.10.37.10.1
Aged0-647.20.17.30.17.20.17.30.86.60.66.50.3
65-748.40.18.40.18.50.210.21.17.40.67.20.3
75-848.70.18.80.18.80.28.40.98.70.57.20.2
85 and over8.60.08.60.18.90.28.80.98.50.47.50.3
GenderdMale8.50.18.70.18.20.18.30.78.50.47.10.2
Female8.40.08.40.08.50.18.70.67.80.37.10.2

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 Age, gender, and race/ethnicity categories exclude records with missing values.

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.

 

Current as of February 2011
Internet Citation: Table 11_1_6-2: 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_6-2.html