Table 17_1_4-1

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 17_1_4.1
People who had a hospital emergency room visit, United States, 2002-2007
  200720062005200420032002
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 13.00.313.40.313.80.314.10.314.10.314.10.3
Age0-1711.90.411.00.412.50.512.80.513.50.513.50.4
18-4411.80.413.20.513.10.413.50.413.40.413.40.4
45-6412.60.512.30.412.70.512.50.512.80.512.60.4
65 and over19.50.820.80.820.30.721.40.820.20.820.20.7
GenderMale11.90.312.50.312.70.413.40.413.20.413.10.3
Female14.00.314.30.414.80.414.70.315.00.415.00.3
RaceWhite, single race12.60.313.30.313.50.314.00.313.80.314.00.3
Black, single race17.10.716.40.717.00.516.40.617.20.816.30.7
Asian, single race6.40.85.50.66.90.96.50.87.40.86.30.9
NHOPI, single race14.84.415.13.610.32.6DSUDSU12.23.014.73.2
AI/AN, single race14.42.716.93.218.44.219.03.023.92.915.92.6
Multiple races15.31.715.31.818.11.818.42.020.42.119.51.8
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races13.40.313.70.314.10.314.50.314.40.314.40.3
  Non-Hispanic, White13.10.313.60.313.90.414.60.314.10.414.40.3
  Non-Hispanic, Black17.10.716.30.717.00.516.40.617.10.816.30.7
Hispanic, all races10.80.512.00.611.90.711.60.512.50.511.80.5
Family incomeaNegative/poor20.00.819.60.920.20.819.40.721.80.820.30.7
Near poor/low15.40.716.40.617.30.617.50.617.30.617.20.7
Middle12.40.412.20.412.70.413.70.513.40.513.60.4
High10.10.311.00.410.80.410.90.410.60.410.90.3
EducationbLess than high school17.70.718.70.719.40.719.10.719.50.718.80.6
High school graduate14.30.515.40.514.80.515.50.614.80.515.30.5
At least some college11.20.411.80.411.70.412.00.411.70.411.40.4
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed10.80.311.80.311.60.311.90.412.10.311.60.3
Not employed17.30.717.00.818.20.717.60.617.20.718.80.6
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private10.60.311.10.311.50.311.90.311.70.312.10.3
Public only19.10.819.10.720.40.820.80.722.10.721.60.7
Uninsured11.40.711.40.611.20.610.70.611.70.710.60.6
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only19.21.419.61.422.41.522.91.619.81.421.41.3
Medicare and private18.71.120.81.118.30.920.11.019.21.118.90.9
Medicare and other public25.52.225.02.425.82.125.62.427.22.625.32.2
Location of residencecMetropolitan12.90.313.10.313.50.313.40.313.60.313.50.3
  Large central metro11.50.412.40.512.60.511.90.412.50.412.40.4
  Large fringe metro12.90.613.30.612.90.513.70.513.00.613.60.5
  Medium metro13.70.613.40.614.10.715.10.615.40.613.90.5
  Small metro15.71.014.50.917.01.114.20.714.91.015.80.8
Nonmetropolitan13.50.715.00.715.30.817.20.716.70.617.20.7
  Micropolitan14.00.815.30.915.91.117.00.817.00.917.80.8
  Noncore12.61.214.31.014.21.017.61.016.31.115.91.1
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish13.60.313.90.314.30.314.60.314.60.314.40.3
Other8.30.58.50.59.00.59.20.59.40.59.70.5
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good11.10.311.50.311.90.312.20.212.10.312.10.2
Fair/poor29.01.030.00.929.11.029.20.830.51.129.70.9
Activity limitationscBasic activities26.61.028.20.927.91.027.31.026.40.928.21.0
Complex activities31.71.331.41.232.71.330.11.331.51.333.51.2
Neither basic nor complex activities10.70.311.50.311.50.311.80.311.70.311.40.3

a Negative/poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, the poverty line to just below 200 percent of the poverty line; middle, 200 percent to just below 400 percent of the poverty line; and high, 400 percent of the poverty line and over.

b Less than high school refers to fewer than 12 years of education; high school graduate, 12 years of education; and at least some college, more than 12 years of education.

c For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix B: Detailed Methods.

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; NHOPI: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; SE: standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

 

Current as of February 2011
Internet Citation: Table 17_1_4-1: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. February 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr10/17_utilization/T17_1_4-1.html