Table 17_1_5-2c

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_5.2c
People who had a hospital inpatient discharge in the calendar year, by family income,a United States, 2007
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 7.40.211.70.510.20.56.30.35.50.3
Age0-172.80.24.00.52.70.52.50.42.50.5
18-445.90.212.71.06.30.64.80.44.40.4
45-647.50.414.91.611.31.27.40.65.40.4
65 and over20.20.829.82.727.91.817.21.514.21.2
GenderMale5.60.28.60.87.60.64.70.44.70.4
Female9.10.314.10.812.60.77.80.56.40.4
RaceWhite, single race7.20.210.80.710.60.66.50.45.40.3
Black, single race8.60.513.51.19.81.15.10.66.71.1
Asian, single race5.60.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU4.91.1
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single race8.42.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple races9.11.610.62.8DSUDSUDSUDSU6.71.9
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races7.70.213.00.711.90.66.60.35.60.3
  Non-Hispanic, White7.60.212.51.013.00.87.00.45.40.3
  Non-Hispanic, Black8.60.513.41.19.91.15.10.66.71.1
Hispanic, all races5.60.37.90.75.10.54.60.55.21.0
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school11.90.516.21.114.81.18.30.97.21.2
High school graduate8.90.416.31.512.51.07.50.75.60.6
At least some college7.70.315.51.811.71.17.20.56.40.4
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed5.00.28.60.95.80.64.90.44.30.3
Not employed12.50.618.01.313.31.310.01.18.71.1
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private5.00.28.01.26.70.74.90.34.40.3
Public only9.70.512.00.88.30.87.11.2DSUDSU
Uninsured3.50.35.70.82.60.53.10.7DSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only22.01.435.05.129.72.614.72.115.02.7
Medicare and private17.31.123.54.727.52.915.92.013.41.4
Medicare and other public29.12.431.24.224.33.634.45.1DSUDSU
Location of residencecMetropolitan7.40.212.20.610.10.56.30.35.60.3
  Large central metro6.70.310.70.99.10.94.90.45.30.5
  Large fringe metro7.30.412.21.510.31.17.40.85.70.5
  Medium metro8.10.413.01.411.31.17.30.75.30.6
  Small metro8.30.715.61.810.01.75.70.96.71.2
Nonmetropolitan7.40.59.61.111.01.16.20.75.00.8
  Micropolitan7.40.69.61.411.61.45.91.04.70.8
  Noncore7.40.89.51.69.82.26.61.15.71.5
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish7.20.211.60.610.80.66.30.35.40.3
Other5.30.47.70.95.20.63.90.64.71.0
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good5.50.28.60.67.10.44.80.34.40.3
Fair/poor23.31.024.61.727.91.920.11.721.01.9
Activity limitationscBasic activities22.50.926.62.028.01.918.71.618.81.7
Complex activities25.61.425.22.129.22.623.62.424.23.0
Neither basic nor complex activities6.00.211.10.77.80.65.20.34.80.3
U.S. bornYes7.10.210.80.610.20.56.10.35.40.3
No6.50.410.41.36.80.85.30.75.60.8

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_5-2c: 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_5-2c.html