Table 15_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 15_1_6.1
Emergency department visits for asthmaa per 100,000 population, age 18 and over,b United States, 2007
Population groupRateSE
Total 498.216.0
65 and over346.79.8
  85 and over321.012.2
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)761.151.0
Second quartile523.221.1
Third quartile412.818.3
Fourth quartile (highest income)295.717.5
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan543.147.5
Large fringe metropolitan433.726.2
Medium metropolitan522.735.9
Small metropolitan477.048.8
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)524.829.6
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)476.422.6
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast717.765.5

aIncludes inpatient admisstions and excludes patients with cystic fibrosis or anomalies of the respiratory system, obstretric records, and transfers from other institutions.

b Rates are adjusted by age and gender using the total U.S. population for 2000 as the standard population; when reporting is by age, the adjustment is by gender only; when reporting is by gender, the adjustment is by age only.

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 Nationwide Emergency Department Sample, 2007, and AHRQ Quality Indicators, version 3.1.


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: Table 15_1_6-1: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.