Table 4_2_2-2

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 4_2_2.2
Deaths per 1,000 hospital admissions with acute myocardial infarction as principal diagnosis,a age 18 and over, by race/ethnicity, United States, 2007
   Non-HispanicHispanic, all races
Population groupRateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total 66.60.367.50.457.
65 and over91.60.594.50.670.91.598.83.384.11.9
  85 and over132.21.2134.41.3101.24.2135.08.2142.25.5
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)70.00.673.40.758.01.376.
Second quartile67.00.768.50.856.
Third quartile64.90.764.90.761.52.671.44.563.62.7
Fourth quartile (highest income)63.20.762.60.848.33.385.33.659.63.5
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan64.20.664.60.856.31.470.
Large fringe metropolitan61.40.662.50.751.
Medium metropolitan67.00.865.80.964.
Small metropolitan69.
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)
Expected payment sourcePrivate66.70.967.
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge93.
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast68.70.769.20.861.72.880.15.565.02.8
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit65.20.466.00.454.
Private, for profit68.60.969.
Teaching status of hospitalTeaching61.40.662.00.752.11.578.93.767.12.3
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan64.10.664.40.756.81.472.22.968.31.7
Large fringe metropolitan61.10.762.10.750.
Medium metropolitan66.40.765.70.863.82.996.
Small metropolitan70.
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)
Bed size of hospitalLess than 10081.
500 or more61.20.762.10.850.21.878.

aExcludes transfers to another hospital.� Rates are adjusted by age, gender, age-gender interactions, and All Patient Refined-Diagnosis Related Group (APR-DRG) risk of mortality score.� When reporting is by age, the adjustment is by gender and APR-DRG risk of mortality score; when reporting is by gender, the adjustment is by age and APR-DRG risk of mortality score.

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: API: Asian or Pacific Islander; SE: standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, State Inpatient Databases, disparities analysis file, 2007, and AHRQ Quality Indicators, version 3.1. The analysis file is designed to provide national estimates on disparities using weighted records from a sample of hospitals from the following 26 States: Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Kansas, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: Table 4_2_2-2: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.