T17_1_5_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_5.1
People who received a hospital inpatient discharge in the calendar year,a United States, 2002-2008
  2008200720062005200420032002
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 7.00.27.20.27.10.27.30.27.40.27.40.27.30.2
Age0-172.60.22.80.22.80.22.60.22.40.23.00.22.70.2
18-446.20.35.90.26.30.36.70.36.20.36.30.26.10.2
45-646.70.37.50.47.30.37.40.47.60.47.50.37.90.3
65 and over18.90.820.20.817.60.818.50.720.40.819.50.719.40.7
GenderMale5.40.25.80.25.50.25.80.25.90.25.90.36.00.2
Female8.60.38.70.38.60.38.90.38.80.38.80.38.60.3
RaceWhite, single race7.00.26.90.27.00.27.20.27.50.27.20.27.20.2
Black, single race8.10.59.30.58.00.49.50.58.20.48.90.49.00.5
Asian, single race3.10.55.90.95.00.83.80.63.10.64.20.63.90.6
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU8.51.8DSUDSU
AI/AN, single race9.12.19.82.59.72.46.81.5DSUDSU11.63.06.61.6
Multiple races6.61.111.61.97.11.18.91.57.01.38.01.58.61.7
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races7.10.27.30.27.10.27.40.27.50.27.50.27.40.2
  Non-Hispanic, White7.20.36.90.27.00.27.20.27.60.27.40.27.30.2
  Non-Hispanic, Black8.00.59.30.58.00.49.50.58.20.48.90.49.00.5
Hispanic, all races6.10.46.60.46.30.46.50.46.40.46.20.46.30.4
Family incomebNegative/poor11.30.613.00.612.00.611.90.611.10.612.10.611.80.5
Near poor/low8.00.49.10.48.40.48.40.49.10.48.40.48.80.5
Middle6.70.46.30.36.20.37.10.36.80.36.90.37.10.3
High5.30.35.40.35.70.35.70.36.10.36.00.35.60.2
EducationcLess than high school9.30.510.70.510.30.510.60.510.30.510.10.411.10.5
High school graduate8.30.48.50.48.90.49.30.49.30.48.90.48.80.3
At least some college8.40.38.20.37.60.38.10.38.60.38.20.37.80.3
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed4.70.24.90.25.20.25.50.25.10.25.10.24.90.2
Not employed12.30.612.20.612.40.612.70.612.90.612.80.613.60.6
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private4.60.24.70.24.90.25.20.25.00.25.00.24.90.2
Public only13.70.913.50.713.40.814.00.713.80.714.10.714.90.7
Uninsured2.80.33.50.43.70.43.40.42.60.33.60.43.30.3
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only19.71.221.51.416.81.317.41.419.31.317.31.420.01.2
Medicare and private17.21.217.61.117.80.917.41.020.81.119.91.118.50.8
Medicare and other public23.42.328.32.321.41.926.32.222.52.225.12.523.32.0
Residence locationdMetropolitan6.90.27.30.27.00.27.10.27.00.27.10.27.10.2
  Large central metro6.00.36.80.36.60.36.80.36.20.36.20.36.90.3
  Large fringe metro7.10.47.40.47.50.46.90.47.30.47.00.46.70.3
  Medium metro7.50.57.80.47.00.47.50.47.50.47.40.47.50.4
  Small metro7.50.67.80.66.90.58.10.77.40.59.40.77.90.5
Nonmetropolitan7.70.66.90.57.40.48.10.49.00.58.70.58.40.4
  Micropolitan7.90.86.70.67.80.57.90.58.50.68.20.68.00.5
  Noncore7.30.67.20.86.70.68.60.810.00.89.80.89.10.8
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish6.90.27.00.26.80.27.20.27.20.27.20.27.10.2
Other4.70.36.10.46.00.55.30.45.70.45.70.46.00.4
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good5.40.25.70.25.60.25.60.25.70.25.70.25.70.2
Fair/poor18.21.118.61.216.30.819.21.017.20.918.40.818.50.8
Activity limitations,d age 18 and overBasic activities18.01.217.21.117.10.921.01.119.21.018.51.019.51.0
Complex activities20.61.422.31.520.61.223.31.322.31.221.71.222.71.2
Neither basic nor complex activities6.30.26.40.26.20.26.20.26.60.26.40.26.30.2
U.S. bornYes7.10.27.00.2DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC7.30.27.20.2
No4.10.35.90.4DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC5.40.45.50.4

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_5_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_5_1.html