Table 17_2_4-1

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_4.1
Bacterial pneumonia admissions per 100,000 population,a age 18 and over, United States, 2000, 2004-2007
  20072006200520042000
Population groupRateaSERateaSERateaSERateaSERateaSE
Total 374.87.3397.99.2443.79.9408.97.6434.77.9
Age18-4482.12.180.22.687.52.680.91.994.52.3
45-64299.86.8309.28.3331.08.6307.96.5313.56.2
65 and over1,511.630.71,639.438.01,856.641.81,705.633.81,744.135.4
   65-69732.115.7778.018.7854.020.8806.916.6768.915.6
  70-741,044.321.81,119.026.91,238.929.51,155.024.21,173.124.8
  75-791,509.932.31,662.239.31,834.643.01,704.135.71,753.636.8
  80-842,191.947.92,414.460.62,790.465.22,502.452.82,730.560.1
  85 and over3,337.177.43,644.689.24,269.298.83,890.084.04,593.0104.8
GenderMale412.58.2441.410.0490.610.8457.28.5500.89.2
Female354.57.0373.78.9417.99.6381.87.3397.87.4
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)487.017.7504.717.2560.820.0505.018.2657.424.2
Second quartile392.614.2426.316.7467.417.9439.315.9454.716.1
Third quartile337.112.9356.714.7398.215.5359.214.1366.515.5
Fourth quartile (highest income)281.917.0314.318.6361.221.2330.419.4312.519.5
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan328.323.2374.727.9401.929.1368.726.1412.228.0
Large fringe metropolitan343.424.8347.424.8412.530.6385.428.2444.930.9
Medium metropolitan339.529.9355.430.7409.634.9350.230.3340.733.3
Small metropolitan399.143.3378.141.2400.446.3414.344.4409.244.4
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)470.224.7520.025.5552.026.6526.626.9490.329.2
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)557.323.9588.826.6669.031.0593.828.0667.731.5
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast361.818.3371.419.7404.520.4385.817.4446.221.2
Midwest421.316.4450.519.3477.416.4445.816.1438.116.7
South403.412.5433.218.2498.421.0453.113.0476.012.1
West291.510.5307.712.5351.614.8316.114.8348.315.3

aExcludes sickle cell or hemoglobin-S conditions, transfers from other institutions, and obstetric admissions.� 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 February 2011
Internet Citation: Table 17_2_4-1: 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_2_4-1.html