T17_1_7_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 17_1_7.2
Emergency department visits per 100 population,a by race,b United States, 2007-2008
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupRateSERateSERateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total 40.41.536.71.775.84.917.52.399.729.034.310.2DSUDSU
Age0-1737.12.233.82.262.95.820.32.974.520.2DSUDSUDSUDSU
18-4444.51.839.92.187.05.715.11.8110.331.332.98.7DSUDSU
45-6433.11.329.01.571.55.315.22.8DSUDSU26.77.9DSUDSU
65 and over50.11.948.02.281.87.327.66.5DSUDSU39.911.7DSUDSU
GenderMale37.91.434.61.671.44.617.62.4DSUDSU31.49.3DSUDSU
Female42.91.638.71.979.75.417.42.3113.631.0DSUDSUDSUDSU

a. Population used for rate calculation is U.S. Census Bureau estimated civilian noninstitutional population on July 1, 2007, and July 1, 2008.

b. Race data were missing for 15.5% of total visits included in this table. Missing race data were imputed, and standard errors were inflated as described in 2007 NAMCS Microdata File Documentation, ftp://ftp.cdc.gov/pub/Health_Statistics/NCHS/Dataset_Documentation.

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: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey.

 

Current as of March 2012
Internet Citation: T17_1_7_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/nhqrdr11/17_utilization/T17_1_7_2.html