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Largest racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities that are not imp

Selected Findings From the 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Dispar

Largest racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities that are not improving*

Disparity

Relative rate

Black compared with White

Hospital admissions for lower extremity amputations per 1,000 population age 18 and over with diabetes

2.0

Emergency department visits where patients left without being seen

1.7

Adults age 65 and over who ever received pneumococcal vaccination

1.5

Asian compared with White

Adults age 65 and over who ever received pneumococcal vaccination

1.4

People with a usual primary care provider

1.3

Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers listened carefully, explained things clearly, respected what they had to say, and spent enough time with them

1.2

American Indian or Alaska Native compared with White

People under age 65 with health insurance

1.7

Hospital patients with heart failure who received recommended hospital care

1.7

Adults age 50 and over who ever received colorectal cancer screening

1.6

Hispanic compared with Non-Hispanic White

New AIDS cases per 100,000 population age 13 and over

3.3

People under age 65 with health insurance

2.7

People with a specific source of ongoing care

2.0

Poor compared with High Income

People under age 65 with health insurance

4.7

Female Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and over who reported ever being screened for osteoporosis with a bone mass or bone density measurement

3.6

People with a specific source of ongoing care

2.9

* To compare relative rates (RRs), measures were framed negatively. An RR > 1 indicates that a group is receiving poorer quality of care or facing larger problems with access to care compared with the reference group. For example, an RR of 1.3 indicates that Asians are 1.3 times more likely than Whites not to have a usual primary care provider.

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Current as of March 2011
Internet Citation: Largest racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities that are not imp: Selected Findings From the 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Dispar. March 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr10/minority-table.html