Table 17_1_4-2b

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_4.2b
People who had a hospital emergency room visit in the calendar year, by ethnicity, United States, 2007
    Non-HispanicHispanic, all races
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlack
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 13.00.313.40.313.10.317.10.710.80.5
Age0-1711.90.412.20.511.90.615.11.110.60.6
18-4411.80.412.30.511.60.517.51.29.50.7
45-6412.60.512.60.512.30.516.71.212.51.2
65 and over19.50.819.60.819.40.922.92.018.02.7
GenderMale11.90.312.40.412.20.516.30.99.50.6
Female14.00.314.30.413.90.417.81.012.30.7
Family incomeaNegative/poor20.00.822.20.923.31.321.91.613.91.2
Near poor/low15.40.717.40.817.91.018.31.69.30.8
Middle12.40.412.50.512.40.615.11.011.71.1
High10.10.310.20.410.20.413.21.48.01.1
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school17.70.720.50.919.91.023.51.711.60.9
High school graduate14.30.514.80.514.80.616.41.210.41.2
At least some college11.20.411.20.411.10.416.11.410.31.2
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed10.80.311.00.410.50.415.71.09.30.7
Not employed17.30.718.10.818.11.021.91.713.61.3
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private10.60.310.60.310.30.414.20.910.40.8
Public only19.10.821.31.022.11.522.21.513.70.9
Uninsured11.40.713.40.814.01.014.51.57.30.8
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only19.21.419.31.519.71.618.63.017.64.1
Medicare and private18.71.118.61.118.51.122.23.4DSUDSU
Medicare and other public25.52.227.52.626.53.633.54.118.44.5
Location of residencecMetropolitan12.90.313.30.312.90.417.40.810.70.5
  Large central metro11.50.412.20.511.10.618.21.19.60.6
  Large fringe metro12.90.613.20.613.50.713.71.510.21.2
  Medium metro13.70.613.90.713.30.719.31.612.11.5
  Small metro15.71.015.31.014.41.120.32.719.22.4
Nonmetropolitan13.50.713.60.813.70.814.61.812.12.1
  Micropolitan14.00.814.20.914.51.013.92.010.42.4
  Noncore12.61.212.41.212.21.316.03.915.03.7
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish13.60.313.60.313.10.317.10.712.80.8
Other8.30.55.80.96.31.5DSUDSU9.40.6
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good11.10.311.50.311.20.314.70.79.20.5
Fair/poor29.01.029.71.129.21.335.02.024.82.0
Activity limitationscBasic activities26.61.026.61.025.71.233.62.426.62.9
Complex activities31.71.331.71.431.11.634.93.031.04.4
Neither basic nor complex activities10.70.311.00.310.70.414.60.89.30.6
U.S. bornYes13.50.313.60.313.10.417.20.712.50.7
No8.80.69.00.810.21.514.13.18.60.7

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: SE: standard error.

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

 

Page last reviewed February 2011
Internet Citation: Table 17_1_4-2b: 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_4-2b.html