T17_1_4_2a

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_4.2a
People who had a hospital emergency room visit in the calendar year,a by race, United States, 2008
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 13.20.313.10.316.30.75.20.6DSUDSU20.12.316.11.8
Age0-1711.80.511.90.613.10.95.61.1DSUDSU12.93.711.91.9
18-4412.70.412.70.515.51.04.00.8DSUDSU25.04.113.02.3
45-6412.40.512.00.617.51.24.31.0DSUDSUDSUDSU15.13.6
65 and over19.40.819.01.023.72.210.02.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale12.50.412.40.415.00.85.81.0DSUDSU16.33.016.62.8
Female13.90.413.90.417.40.94.60.7DSUDSU23.94.315.82.4
Family incomebNegative/poor19.70.819.51.021.61.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU24.73.2
Near poor/low16.00.715.60.720.11.45.91.6DSUDSUDSUDSU16.33.1
Middle12.60.512.90.613.80.93.00.7DSUDSUDSUDSU11.22.3
High10.50.510.80.59.91.26.01.0DSUDSUDSUDSU12.02.6
Education,c age 18 and overLess than high school16.80.716.30.920.91.52.70.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate15.40.515.10.618.31.26.51.5DSUDSUDSUDSU15.94.0
At least some college11.70.411.70.414.21.15.00.9DSUDSUDSUDSU16.72.9
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed11.30.311.20.414.60.94.40.8DSUDSU18.83.211.72.2
Not employed17.10.717.10.920.81.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private11.10.311.30.413.10.84.90.7DSUDSU15.53.511.61.7
Public only23.00.823.41.123.51.3DSUDSUDSUDSU35.48.819.33.6
Uninsured9.60.79.60.810.71.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only20.71.421.11.521.23.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private17.01.216.61.220.13.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public26.12.424.33.433.33.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationdMetropolitan12.90.312.70.316.30.75.30.6DSUDSU18.72.816.01.8
  Large central metro12.00.411.60.616.30.95.00.9DSUDSU18.24.515.73.1
  Large fringe metro13.20.713.30.815.51.65.41.2DSUDSUDSUDSU19.93.8
  Medium metro12.60.612.40.816.01.66.51.3DSUDSUDSUDSU13.63.7
  Small metro15.00.714.70.819.33.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan15.50.815.40.816.82.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan16.11.015.91.117.02.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore14.31.514.51.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish13.70.313.50.316.30.75.50.9DSUDSU21.52.716.51.9
Other9.30.510.00.714.52.95.30.8DSUDSU14.73.3DSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good11.30.311.20.314.00.74.60.6DSUDSU16.22.113.31.9
Fair/poor31.31.430.51.735.22.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitations,d age 18 and overBasic activities31.41.530.31.739.63.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities33.41.533.01.836.43.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities11.10.311.00.314.20.84.20.7DSUDSU18.43.215.02.5
U.S. bornYes13.90.313.40.316.70.77.31.1DSUDSU21.62.617.12.0
No9.00.610.00.811.11.75.01.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

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.

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_2a: 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_2a.html