Table 17_1_6-2a

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_6.2a
Physician office and hospital outpatient visits per 100 population,a by patient race,b United States, 2007-2008
    Single raceMultiple races
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/AN
Population groupRateSERateSERateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total 361.211.4370.015.3359.525.2314.046.5815.9198.1251.338.492.614.8
Age0-17279.013.9287.118.4279.832.6315.955.4450.9109.3173.449.156.711.2
18-44256.78.9258.611.8274.121.4230.837.1DSUDSU187.030.176.616.2
45-64406.913.8408.218.3444.534.4332.370.8949.8262.6338.866.3159.037.3
65 and over744.430.7742.939.1814.385.2650.3128.7DSUDSU674.4153.7DSUDSU
GenderMale299.710.0430.418.2294.520.5258.041.1DSUDSU199.837.473.212.8
Female420.213.5308.213.4415.931.3366.455.61,112.7294.8301.948.6111.220.2

a To maintain consistency with data from prior years, visits to midlevel providers at community health centers were excluded. Population used for calculation is the U.S. Census Bureau estimated civilian noninstitutional population on July 1, 2007, and July 1, 2008.

b For 2007-2008, 35.7% of race data were missing. Missing data were imputed, and standard errors were inflated consistent with the guidance in "2007 NAMCS Microdata File Documentation," ftp://ftp.cdc.gov/pub/Health_Statistics/NCHS/Dataset_Documentation/NAMCS/doc07.pdf.� These data should be interpreted with caution.

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; MSA: metropolitan statistical area; SE: standard error.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey and National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey.

 

Page last reviewed February 2011
Internet Citation: Table 17_1_6-2a: 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_6-2a.html