Table 17_1_5-2a

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_5.2a
People who had a hospital inpatient discharge in the calendar year, by race, United States, 2007
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
65 and over20.20.820.10.922.31.917.34.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Family incomeaNegative/poor11.70.510.80.713.51.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU10.62.8
Near poor/low10.20.510.
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school11.90.511.30.614.41.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate8.
At least some college7.
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed5.
Not employed12.50.612.20.715.
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private5.
Public only9.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only22.01.422.41.621.63.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private17.
Medicare and other public29.12.427.62.834.25.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Location of residencecMetropolitan7.
  Large central metro6.
  Large fringe metro7.
  Medium metro8.
  Small metro8.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish7.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good5.
Activity limitationscBasic activities22.50.922.
Complex activities25.61.425.61.625.92.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities6.
U.S. bornYes7.

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_5-2a: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.