Table 17_2_1-1

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_2_1.1
Admissions for hypertension per 100,000 population,a age 18 and over, United States, 2000, 2004-2007
Population groupRateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
65 and over161.05.1128.95.4118.24.0125.23.8110.93.2
  85 and over246.78.8185.98.2168.16.7168.66.4146.46.0
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)100.35.886.
Second quartile60.82.851.
Third quartile47.92.538.82.637.
Fourth quartile (highest income)38.22.633.52.331.
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan78.47.668.06.958.
Large fringe metropolitan55.54.943.
Medium metropolitan50.55.443.34.438.63.839.63.928.13.1
Small metropolitan49.95.933.
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)60.44.350.43.849.33.552.
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)66.24.363.
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast58.74.855.85.741.

aExcludes patients with cardiac procedures, obstetric conditions, and transfers from other institutions.� Rates are adjusted by age and gender using the total U.S. population for 2000 as the standard population; when reporting is by age, the adjustment is by gender only; when reporting is by gender, the adjustment is by age only.

Key: SE: standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, Nationwide Inpatient Sample; and AHRQ Quality Indicators, version 3.1.


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: Table 17_2_1-1: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.