Table 17_1_4-2a

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_4.2a
People who had a hospital emergency room visit in the calendar year, by race, United States, 2007
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 13.00.312.60.317.
65 and over19.50.819.40.922.
Family incomeaNegative/poor20.00.819.70.921.91.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU20.33.9
Near poor/low15.40.715.20.718.21.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU16.13.3
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school17.70.716.70.723.81.712.53.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate14.30.514.20.616.
At least some college11.20.411.00.416.
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed10.80.310.20.415.
Not employed17.30.717.10.821.
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private10.60.310.30.314.
Public only19.10.818.60.922.21.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU21.63.6
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only19.21.419.61.518.63.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private18.
Medicare and other public25.
Location of residencecMetropolitan12.90.312.50.317.
  Large central metro11.50.410.50.418.
  Large fringe metro12.90.613.10.613.
  Medium metro13.70.613.10.719.
  Small metro15.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish13.60.313.10.317.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good11.10.310.80.314.
Activity limitationscBasic activities26.
Complex activities31.71.331.31.534.63.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities10.70.310.40.314.
U.S. bornYes13.50.313.00.317.

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.


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: Table 17_1_4-2a: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.