T12_1_6_2_2

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.

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Admissions for central venous catheter-related bloodstream infectionsa per 100,000 population,b age 18 and over, by race/ethnicity, United States, 2008
    Non-Hispanic  
  TotalWhiteBlackAPIHispanic, all races
Population groupRateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total 14.90.513.70.528.31.67.70.911.41.0
Age18-448.10.47.60.416.61.22.10.44.50.4
45-6416.40.615.10.732.42.05.00.811.51.1
65 and over34.41.231.71.256.94.028.44.231.13.2
  65-6928.31.326.61.345.04.318.34.023.33.3
  70-7432.41.429.51.456.45.726.05.127.84.3
  75-7939.21.836.51.960.85.828.26.536.56.1
  80-8440.31.936.62.075.88.732.17.139.96.1
  85 and over37.61.933.31.959.77.7DSUDSU44.77.6
GenderMale14.60.513.70.625.91.77.51.011.11.2
Female15.30.513.90.530.31.87.61.011.51.0
Median income of patient's ZIP codeFirst quartile (lowest income)19.11.017.21.029.62.410.42.113.01.6
Second quartile14.70.613.80.726.42.08.21.610.71.2
Third quartile13.90.613.20.627.72.27.61.612.21.4
Fourth quartile (highest income)12.70.712.20.730.92.86.71.08.31.1
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan18.41.216.41.234.93.28.41.312.81.5
Large fringe metropolitan16.91.115.71.134.03.47.31.510.71.9
Medium metropolitan12.21.012.11.018.12.1DSUDSU9.01.7
Small metropolitan12.81.212.21.223.24.2DSUDSUDSUDSU
Micropolitan10.80.810.40.913.21.9DSUDSUDSUDSU
Noncore12.41.012.21.014.82.6DSUDSU11.12.6
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast13.91.012.90.924.53.77.71.79.61.5
Midwest15.21.413.31.440.95.3DSUDSU3.91.0
South16.00.814.40.724.41.910.32.512.92.0
West13.80.913.71.035.24.08.11.412.01.4

a. Consistent with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Patient Safety Indicators (PSI) software, admissions are identified using all diagnoses, including those present on admission. Exclusions include admissions with a diagnosis of cancer or in an immunocompromised state.

b. Rates are adjusted by age and gender using the total U.S. resident population for 2000 as the U.S. 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, modified version 4.1. The analysis file is designed to provide national estimates on disparities using weighted records from a sample of hospitals from the following 31 States: Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

 

Page last reviewed March 2012
Internet Citation: T12_1_6_2_2: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr11/12_patientsafety/T12_1_6_2_2.html