T17_1_4_1

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 17_1_4.1
People who had a hospital emergency room visit in the calendar year,a United States, 2002-2008
  2008200720062005200420032002
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 13.20.312.90.313.40.313.80.314.10.314.10.314.10.3
Age0-1711.80.511.90.411.00.412.50.512.80.513.50.513.50.4
18-4412.70.411.80.413.20.513.10.413.50.413.40.413.40.4
45-6412.40.512.60.512.30.412.70.512.50.512.80.512.60.4
65 and over19.40.819.40.820.70.820.20.721.40.820.10.820.20.7
GenderMale12.50.412.00.312.60.312.80.413.60.413.30.413.30.3
Female13.90.413.80.314.10.414.60.414.60.314.90.414.80.3
RaceWhite, single race13.10.312.50.313.20.313.40.313.90.313.70.313.90.3
Black, single race16.30.717.40.716.80.717.40.517.10.617.60.916.70.7
Asian, single race5.20.66.70.85.80.67.20.97.00.97.80.96.60.9
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSU14.04.015.73.611.02.6DSUDSU16.92.812.72.6
AI/AN, single race20.12.314.22.619.22.919.34.418.72.925.33.116.72.5
Multiple races16.11.816.31.815.61.919.22.018.72.020.62.321.42.1
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races13.60.313.20.313.50.314.00.314.40.314.30.314.40.3
  Non-Hispanic, White13.60.412.80.313.40.313.70.414.40.414.00.414.30.3
  Non-Hispanic, Black16.20.717.40.716.80.717.40.517.00.617.40.816.70.7
Hispanic, all races11.60.611.50.612.60.612.40.712.20.513.10.612.50.6
Family incomebNegative/poor19.70.820.70.820.40.921.00.820.20.822.30.821.00.7
Near poor/low16.00.714.90.615.80.516.80.617.30.616.70.616.90.6
Middle12.60.512.40.412.20.412.70.413.70.413.40.513.60.4
High10.50.510.20.411.20.411.10.511.20.410.80.411.20.4
EducationcLess than high school16.80.717.10.717.90.718.80.718.80.718.80.618.20.6
High school graduate15.40.514.20.515.40.514.80.515.40.614.90.515.30.5
At least some college11.70.411.50.412.10.412.00.412.40.412.00.411.90.4
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed11.30.310.80.411.90.411.60.311.90.412.10.311.60.3
Not employed17.10.716.80.716.60.818.00.717.30.617.10.718.70.6
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private11.10.310.50.311.10.311.60.311.90.311.80.312.20.3
Public only23.00.822.11.022.50.923.40.923.80.825.20.925.20.8
Uninsured9.60.711.30.710.50.610.50.610.80.711.30.710.00.6
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only20.71.418.71.319.41.421.51.422.41.519.51.420.71.2
Medicare and private17.01.219.11.020.91.118.40.920.31.019.61.119.00.9
Medicare and other public26.12.424.82.224.72.425.82.125.62.427.22.625.32.2
Residence locationdMetropolitan12.90.312.90.313.10.313.50.313.50.313.70.313.50.2
  Large central metro12.00.411.60.412.50.512.70.512.10.412.60.412.60.4
  Large fringe metro13.20.713.00.613.30.613.00.513.90.513.20.613.70.6
  Medium metro12.60.613.60.613.40.614.10.714.90.615.30.613.80.5
  Small metro15.00.715.51.014.40.916.81.014.20.715.01.015.80.7
Nonmetropolitan15.50.813.40.714.80.715.10.817.20.716.70.617.00.7
  Micropolitan16.11.013.80.815.20.915.71.016.90.816.80.817.60.8
  Noncore14.31.512.61.114.20.913.91.017.81.116.51.215.91.1
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish13.70.313.50.313.90.314.30.314.60.314.60.314.40.3
Other9.30.58.70.68.90.59.50.69.60.510.10.610.10.5
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good11.30.311.30.311.60.312.00.312.30.212.20.312.20.2
Fair/poor31.31.428.41.428.41.128.41.228.21.128.91.329.61.1
Activity limitations,d age 18 and overBasic activities31.41.526.51.428.51.329.11.428.51.528.51.229.21.3
Complex activities33.41.530.41.631.31.433.31.631.01.630.81.334.31.4
Neither basic nor complex activities11.10.311.00.311.70.311.70.312.00.311.80.311.60.3
U.S. bornYes13.90.313.50.3DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC14.60.314.60.3
No9.00.68.60.6DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC10.40.79.40.6

a. Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population using five age groups: 0-17, 18-44, 45-64, 65-74, and 75 and over.

b. Negative/poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, the poverty line to just below 200 percent of the poverty line; middle, 200 percent to just below 400 percent of the poverty line; and high, 400 percent of the poverty line and over.

c. Less than high school refers to fewer than 12 years of education; high school graduate, 12 years of education; and at least some college, more than 12 years of education.

d. For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix B: Detailed Methods.

DNC - Data not collected.

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; NHOPI: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; SE: standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

 

Current as of March 2012
Internet Citation: T17_1_4_1: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr11/17_utilization/T17_1_4_1.html