Table 8_3_2-5

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 8_3_2.5
Asthma admissions� per 100,000 population,a age 65 and over, by race/ethnicity, United States, 2007
    Non-HispanicHispanic, all races
Population groupRateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total 221.35.2178.94.5437.124.5279.429.8377.232.6
85 and over240.67.2207.26.7374.429.8487.977.3410.340.5
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)288.712.4211.48.7465.133.8438.679.3480.065.7
Second quartile193.27.2164.66.3385.831.4231.130.9311.932.1
Third quartile196.27.5168.16.9413.739.3302.137.7300.235.8
Fourth quartile (highest income)200.910.4177.19.5455.248.3235.745.8312.834.9
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan273.817.1169.511.0527.850.4305.541.9442.059.2
Large fringe metropolitan256.015.5221.814.4536.054.5253.767.2368.846.5
Medium metropolitan159.812.6139.311.4262.236.7199.152.8285.845.7
Small metropolitan184.418.1169.116.7343.462.9DSUDSU224.152.3
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)189.611.3181.311.4229.631.1DSUDSU268.450.1
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)200.010.0188.29.7359.355.0DSUDSU314.075.0
Region where inpatient treatment was obtainedNortheast271.315.2184.79.9562.665.9281.263.21094.6179.8

aExcludes patients with cystic fibrosis or anomalies of the respiratory system, obstetric admissions 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.

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.


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Internet Citation: Table 8_3_2-5: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.