Table 17_1_5-1

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_5.1
People who had a hospital inpatient discharge, United States, 2002-2007
  200720062005200420032002
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 7.40.27.20.27.40.27.40.27.40.27.30.2
Age0-172.80.22.80.22.60.22.40.23.00.22.70.2
18-445.90.26.30.36.70.36.20.36.30.26.10.2
45-647.50.47.30.37.40.47.60.47.50.37.90.3
65 and over20.20.817.80.818.70.720.40.819.50.719.40.6
GenderMale5.60.25.40.25.60.25.70.35.70.35.70.2
Female9.10.38.90.39.20.39.10.39.00.38.90.3
RaceWhite, single race7.20.27.20.27.40.27.70.27.50.27.50.2
Black, single race8.60.57.40.48.70.47.20.48.00.48.10.5
Asian, single race5.60.84.90.73.60.72.90.53.80.63.50.6
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single race8.42.18.82.06.71.5DSUDSU9.82.95.71.4
Multiple races9.11.66.51.17.11.36.51.27.61.36.71.2
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races7.70.27.50.27.70.27.80.27.80.27.70.2
  Non-Hispanic, White7.60.27.60.37.80.38.30.37.90.37.90.2
  Non-Hispanic, Black8.60.57.40.48.70.47.30.48.10.48.10.5
Hispanic, all races5.60.35.50.35.60.35.20.35.20.35.20.3
Family incomeaNegative/poor11.70.510.90.510.80.69.90.511.00.510.70.5
Near poor/low10.20.59.20.48.90.49.70.49.10.49.30.5
Middle6.30.36.20.37.00.46.70.46.80.36.90.3
High5.50.35.70.35.80.36.00.35.80.35.70.2
EducationbLess than high school11.90.511.40.611.40.611.20.511.30.512.30.5
High school graduate8.90.49.20.49.50.49.50.49.10.48.90.3
At least some college7.70.37.10.37.70.37.90.37.60.37.10.3
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed5.00.25.20.25.50.25.10.25.10.24.90.2
Not employed12.50.612.70.612.90.613.20.613.00.613.80.6
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private5.00.25.10.25.40.25.20.25.20.25.10.2
Public only9.70.59.70.59.90.59.90.510.20.510.60.5
Uninsured3.50.33.90.43.30.42.80.33.50.43.40.3
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only22.01.417.21.318.41.519.91.317.91.520.71.3
Medicare and private17.31.117.71.017.21.020.41.119.41.118.40.8
Medicare and other public29.12.421.72.026.32.222.52.225.02.423.42.0
Location of residencecMetropolitan7.40.27.00.27.10.27.00.27.00.27.00.2
  Large central metro6.70.36.40.36.60.36.00.36.10.36.70.3
  Large fringe metro7.30.47.40.46.70.47.10.46.70.46.50.3
  Medium metro8.10.47.30.57.80.58.00.57.80.57.70.4
  Small metro8.30.77.00.58.50.77.60.69.30.97.90.5
Nonmetropolitan7.40.57.90.48.80.59.60.59.50.59.10.5
  Micropolitan7.40.68.30.58.60.69.30.79.00.68.70.6
  Noncore7.40.87.20.79.30.910.20.810.40.89.90.9
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish7.20.27.00.27.40.27.40.27.30.27.20.2
Other5.30.45.40.44.70.35.00.35.00.35.60.4
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good5.50.25.40.25.40.25.50.25.50.25.40.2
Fair/poor23.31.021.70.823.20.822.70.922.90.822.80.8
Activity limitationscBasic activities22.50.921.20.922.90.922.30.822.10.922.80.9
Complex activities25.61.423.61.024.61.124.21.024.91.124.41.0
Neither basic nor complex activities6.00.25.90.25.90.26.20.26.00.25.90.2

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 February 2011
Internet Citation: Table 17_1_5-1: 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_5-1.html