2011 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 11_1_6.2
Long-staya nursing home residents who lost too much weight,b United States, 2000-2006c
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 8.980.
85 and over9.240.059.350.059.410.059.900.0510.100.0510.600.0510.620.05
Race/ethnicitydNon-Hispanic, White9.
Non-Hispanic, Black8.900.
Non-Hispanic, AI/AN9.290.468.200.438.910.439.320.469.070.469.370.4910.740.52
Non-Hispanic, API8.310.268.310.269.230.318.900.329.470.339.290.3410.000.37
Hispanic, all races7.760.

a. Long-stay residents typically enter a nursing facility because they can no longer care for themselves at home. They tend to stay in the facility for several months or years.

b. Includes residents who experienced weight loss of 5% or more in the prior 30 days or 10% or more in the prior 6 months.

c. Data reflect care for the third quarter of each calendar year.

d. Excludes records with unknown age, gender, and race/ethnicity.

Additional detail may be found in the Measure Specifications appendix.

Key: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; API: Asian or Pacific Islander; SE: standard error.

Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Minimum Data Set.


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: T11_1_6_2: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr11/11_supportive_palliative_care/T11_1_6_2.html