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 13.00.312.60.317.10.76.40.814.84.414.42.715.31.7
Age0-1711.90.411.50.514.91.16.21.7DSUDSUDSUDSU13.92.8
18-4411.80.411.10.417.61.25.11.0DSUDSUDSUDSU16.02.8
45-6412.60.512.30.516.61.25.81.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
65 and over19.50.819.40.922.92.014.22.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale11.90.311.70.416.20.96.31.1DSUDSUDSUDSU10.52.1
Female14.00.313.60.417.81.06.51.0DSUDSU17.24.319.52.6
Family incomeaNegative/poor20.00.819.70.921.91.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU20.33.9
Near poor/low15.40.715.20.718.21.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU16.13.3
Middle12.40.412.20.515.21.05.71.2DSUDSUDSUDSU14.53.4
High10.10.310.00.413.01.45.41.0DSUDSUDSUDSU12.53.2
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school17.70.716.70.723.81.712.53.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate14.30.514.20.616.41.26.21.8DSUDSUDSUDSU14.74.3
At least some college11.20.411.00.416.01.45.40.9DSUDSUDSUDSU16.23.3
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed10.80.310.20.415.81.04.90.9DSUDSU13.74.014.12.9
Not employed17.30.717.10.821.91.76.92.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private10.60.310.30.314.20.96.11.0DSUDSUDSUDSU12.82.3
Public only19.10.818.60.922.21.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU21.63.6
Uninsured11.40.711.40.714.31.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only19.21.419.61.518.63.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private18.71.118.71.122.13.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public25.52.224.32.933.24.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Location of residencecMetropolitan12.90.312.50.317.30.86.50.8DSUDSU15.32.915.21.9
  Large central metro11.50.410.50.418.11.05.31.0DSUDSUDSUDSU11.62.8
  Large fringe metro12.90.613.10.613.61.56.81.6DSUDSUDSUDSU13.33.5
  Medium metro13.70.613.10.719.11.68.92.2DSUDSUDSUDSU15.83.3
  Small metro15.71.014.91.020.32.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan13.50.713.50.815.01.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan14.00.814.10.914.52.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore12.61.212.41.216.03.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish13.60.313.10.317.10.78.11.2DSUDSU16.13.015.21.7
Other8.30.58.90.6DSUDSU4.50.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good11.10.310.80.314.70.75.60.8DSUDSU11.52.514.21.9
Fair/poor29.01.028.31.135.02.018.64.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitationscBasic activities26.61.025.91.133.42.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities31.71.331.31.534.63.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities10.70.310.40.314.70.85.10.8DSUDSU11.33.314.72.5
U.S. bornYes13.50.313.00.317.20.76.81.4DSUDSU16.33.015.81.8
No8.80.69.20.713.72.96.20.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

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_4-2a: 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_4-2a.html