Table 12_3_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 12_3_6.2
Decubitus ulcers per 1,000 discharges with a length of stay of 5 or more days, age 18 and over,a by race/ethnicity, United States, 2007
    Non-HispanicHispanic, all races
  TotalWhiteBlackAPI
Population groupRateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total 25.40.023.60.133.30.122.60.325.40.2
Age18-446.30.15.90.17.20.15.10.45.40.2
45-6416.90.117.00.117.50.112.50.514.40.2
65 and over36.30.133.80.148.60.233.40.536.70.3
   65-6926.30.225.30.230.90.421.51.124.70.5
  70-7426.40.124.60.233.40.425.51.026.40.5
  75-7935.50.232.30.250.70.431.31.138.40.6
  80-8434.60.231.60.252.60.536.01.136.10.6
  85 and over52.00.247.30.280.20.547.41.259.00.8
GenderMale25.00.126.00.123.00.122.60.519.80.2
Female26.70.125.80.129.60.123.80.423.00.2
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)26.10.123.30.132.50.224.80.725.30.2
Second quartile24.30.122.50.132.70.323.80.725.20.4
Third quartile25.00.123.40.136.00.322.60.626.10.4
Fourth quartile (highest income)26.00.125.30.134.60.420.50.525.40.5
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan31.40.130.00.137.30.225.60.427.20.2
Large fringe metropolitan24.90.123.70.132.40.220.40.823.10.5
Medium metropolitan23.50.122.70.127.80.317.10.925.80.4
Small metropolitan20.30.219.60.225.00.413.22.220.20.8
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)20.50.119.30.230.10.413.61.422.70.7
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)20.50.219.70.227.90.516.53.115.81.0
Expected payment sourcePrivate21.30.121.00.223.90.318.20.919.50.5
Medicare25.80.123.70.135.20.123.60.427.40.2
Medicaid33.40.235.30.337.00.423.40.926.90.4
Other21.10.420.50.523.80.911.12.919.61.1
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge18.20.320.20.418.60.716.42.212.90.8
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast29.90.127.80.141.40.331.50.729.40.4
Midwest22.70.120.80.132.60.217.21.516.60.9
South23.60.121.70.130.10.217.90.824.10.3
West28.00.128.10.140.30.421.20.425.30.3
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit25.30.123.50.133.70.123.20.425.80.2
Private, for profit25.20.123.80.132.00.320.40.824.50.3
Public26.00.124.30.232.40.321.80.925.50.4
Teaching status of hospitalTeaching30.90.128.90.136.70.227.80.528.80.3
Nonteaching23.20.121.90.130.90.119.80.423.90.2
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan30.40.128.70.137.10.225.80.426.90.2
Large fringe metropolitan25.20.123.90.132.30.219.20.823.80.5
Medium metropolitan23.40.122.60.127.90.316.30.825.70.4
Small metropolitan20.00.119.20.224.80.411.82.219.40.7
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)20.00.118.80.230.50.513.51.419.20.9
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)21.30.220.30.331.10.717.73.514.21.4
Bed size of hospitalLess than 10021.90.120.90.131.90.518.41.222.90.7
100-29924.60.123.00.133.50.221.00.425.80.3
300-49926.10.124.10.133.20.225.40.625.00.3
500 or more27.80.126.30.133.30.224.40.725.90.3

aExcludes transfers; patients admitted from long-term care facilities; patients with diseases of the skin, subcutaneous tissue, and breast; and obstetric admissions).� Also excludes admissions specifically for such problems, such as cases from earlier admissions or from other hospitals. Rates are adjusted by age, gender, age-gender interactions, comorbidities, and diagnosis-related group (DRG) clusters.� When reporting is by age, the adjustment is by gender, comorbidities, and DRG clusters; when reporting is by gender, the adjustment is by age, comorbidities, and DRG clusters.

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, 2007, 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 26 States:Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Kansas, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

 

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Internet Citation: Table 12_3_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/nhqrdr10/12_patientsafety/T12_3_6-2.html