Table 17_1_4-2c

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_4.2c
People who had a hospital emergency room visit in the calendar year, by family income,a United States, 2007
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 13.00.320.00.815.40.712.40.410.10.3
65 and over19.50.825.52.323.11.718.81.515.51.2
RaceWhite, single race12.60.319.70.915.20.712.20.510.00.4
Black, single race17.10.721.91.518.21.615.
Asian, single race6.40.8DSUDSUDSUDSU5.
Multiple races15.31.720.33.916.13.314.53.412.53.2
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races13.40.322.20.917.40.812.50.510.20.4
  Non-Hispanic, White13.10.323.31.317.
  Non-Hispanic, Black17.10.721.91.618.31.615.
Hispanic, all races10.80.513.
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school17.70.724.41.519.01.314.
High school graduate14.30.521.41.617.51.313.20.811.00.8
At least some college11.20.421.41.913.61.311.
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed10.80.318.71.413.70.910.
Not employed17.30.725.41.517.11.416.21.310.51.2
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private10.60.319.21.712.40.911.
Public only19.10.821.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only19.21.426.
Medicare and private18.
Medicare and other public25.
Location of residencecMetropolitan12.90.320.20.914.90.712.70.510.00.4
  Large central metro11.50.417.41.313.
  Large fringe metro12.90.621.22.316.11.612.
  Medium metro13.70.620.
  Small metro15.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish13.60.322.30.917.30.812.90.510.30.4
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good11.10.316.70.812.70.710.
Activity limitationscBasic activities26.
Complex activities31.71.336.32.533.32.529.42.726.93.3
Neither basic nor complex activities10.70.318.
U.S. bornYes13.50.321.60.916.90.812.60.510.40.4

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_4-2c: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.