T17_1_5_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_5.2a
People who received a hospital inpatient discharge in the calendar year,a by race, United States, 2008
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 7.00.27.00.28.10.53.10.5DSUDSU9.12.16.61.1
Age0-172.60.22.60.33.10.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
18-446.20.36.30.46.70.63.30.7DSUDSUDSUDSU5.71.7
45-646.70.36.50.49.40.91.50.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
65 and over18.90.819.10.920.42.17.92.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale5.40.25.40.36.70.72.20.6DSUDSUDSUDSU5.91.5
Female8.60.38.70.49.40.73.90.7DSUDSUDSUDSU7.41.6
Family incomebNegative/poor11.30.611.40.713.21.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU7.62.2
Near poor/low8.00.47.90.59.51.03.91.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Middle6.70.46.90.46.50.83.60.8DSUDSUDSUDSU6.82.0
High5.30.35.60.33.70.82.50.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Education,c age 18 and overLess than high school9.30.59.10.611.61.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate8.30.48.50.58.90.92.70.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college8.40.38.60.49.41.13.40.8DSUDSUDSUDSU10.32.8
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed4.70.24.80.35.60.62.10.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Not employed12.30.612.70.713.21.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private4.60.24.80.34.70.52.60.5DSUDSUDSUDSU4.61.2
Public only13.70.914.41.113.51.2DSUDSUDSUDSU25.57.3DSUDSU
Uninsured2.80.32.60.44.00.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only19.71.220.31.420.43.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private17.21.217.61.214.53.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public23.42.322.83.029.44.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationdMetropolitan6.90.26.90.28.20.53.10.5DSUDSU10.42.96.71.2
  Large central metro6.00.35.80.48.40.92.80.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metro7.10.47.20.47.00.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU14.42.7
  Medium metro7.50.57.60.59.21.02.30.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro7.50.67.50.67.91.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan7.70.67.80.77.61.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan7.90.88.00.97.11.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore7.30.67.50.68.01.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish6.90.26.90.27.80.53.50.8DSUDSU9.32.56.61.2
Other4.70.35.10.48.22.12.90.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good5.40.25.50.25.70.53.00.5DSUDSU7.11.84.21.1
Fair/poor18.21.117.91.221.32.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitations,d age 18 and overBasic activities18.01.218.01.320.42.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities20.61.421.21.821.53.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities6.30.26.40.36.80.63.30.6DSUDSU9.82.85.51.6
U.S. bornYes7.10.27.00.28.10.63.10.7DSUDSU9.32.56.81.2
No4.10.34.40.45.31.02.90.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

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_5_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_5_2a.html