T15_2_5_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.

Table 15_2_5.2_2
Admissions with perforated appendix per 1,000 admissions with appendicitis,a ages 1-17,b by race/ethnicity, United States, 2008
    Non-Hispanic  
  TotalWhiteBlackAPIHispanic, all races
Population groupRateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total 294.43.7269.84.3364.412.2330.517.7320.96.2
Age0-4625.514.8571.621.4482.063.9713.487.1676.118.7
5-9352.27.8319.69.4425.123.0407.540.4382.512.4
10-14282.06.3262.76.9371.620.6315.626.1298.110.2
15-17203.65.1182.95.9275.519.3215.229.5239.010.3
GenderMale293.75.0270.15.9350.715.1346.323.0316.47.9
Female295.85.4269.66.0386.220.4307.027.7327.79.8
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)313.46.0276.58.2395.617.8304.243.3329.39.3
Second quartile310.15.8280.37.2357.822.5404.046.3346.011.0
Third quartile299.86.3288.47.5367.026.5298.430.8309.211.1
Fourth quartile (highest income)254.36.3242.77.4279.926.4321.224.2271.811.5
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan313.65.9277.48.8384.716.8326.625.7327.38.3
Large fringe metropolitan275.28.2251.08.4354.725.2334.033.3306.313.0
Medium metropolitan304.68.1297.89.8364.731.9313.541.5306.714.8
Small metropolitan292.89.5276.011.5295.436.1343.959.8336.920.3
Micropolitan275.08.7262.79.8335.241.6184.154.9322.426.6
Noncore270.410.5259.611.2264.255.2DSUDSU358.639.7
Expected payment sourcePrivate insurance267.94.2259.04.9337.117.9317.122.0275.38.1
MedicareDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU155.039.2
Medicaid329.85.4292.87.5397.816.5360.731.7345.28.0
Other insurance305.714.7264.920.2200.438.0DSUDSU356.426.8
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge343.012.5322.018.0349.444.0295.459.2359.718.8
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast245.86.7232.48.5335.025.6312.035.7242.313.3
Midwest283.67.2271.97.9390.326.0227.848.3336.225.3
South308.27.3282.58.1374.018.4437.337.9322.511.0
West315.86.4286.48.5329.826.7313.824.2339.88.5
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit295.14.4273.24.9373.414.5334.920.3317.77.2
Private, for profit290.29.2260.510.9329.030.2362.050.5310.516.4
Public293.210.2250.412.7342.029.5287.236.9344.216.6
Teaching status of hospitalTeaching315.96.7293.78.3386.317.2330.926.9326.39.1
Nonteaching281.34.4257.14.8334.016.2330.523.1317.48.3
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan317.35.5289.37.3370.316.0332.724.7333.08.4
Large fringe metropolitan263.012.1236.111.5363.628.2346.438.3274.914.8
Medium metropolitan303.87.9305.09.9383.430.5324.244.0296.314.0
Small metropolitan296.910.3260.310.6306.836.2336.255.8366.618.1
Micropolitan257.58.7250.79.7320.343.9DSUDSU286.826.9
Noncore254.014.0239.314.7133.436.8286.963.9430.253.9
Bed size of hospitalLess than 100254.87.6239.08.7266.744.2313.553.4313.620.4
100-299283.05.2260.65.9334.517.9308.125.7304.59.5
300-499289.76.9258.58.6339.120.2324.130.2324.311.3
500 or more338.49.8316.011.0431.822.2392.941.6352.213.4

a. Consistent with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Pediatric Quality Indicators (PDI) software, exclusions include transfers from other institutions and obstetric admissions.

b. Rates are adjusted by age and gender using U.S. hospitalizations 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: T15_2_5_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/nhqrdr11/15_efficiency/T15_2_5_2_2.html