Table 17_1_7-2

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_7.2
Emergency department visits per 100 population,a by race,b United States, 2007-2008
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupRateSERateSERateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total 40.41.536.71.775.84.917.52.399.729.034.310.2DSUDSU
65 and over50.11.948.

a Population used for rate calculation is U.S. Census Bureau estimated civilian noninstitutional population on July 1, 2007, and July 1, 2008.

b Race data were missing for 15.5% of total visits included in this table. Missing race data were imputed, and standard errors were inflated as described in "2007 NAMCS Microdata File Documentation,"

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 Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey.


Current as of February 2011
Internet Citation: Table 17_1_7-2: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. February 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.