T17_2_3_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_2_3.1
Admissions with chronic obstructive pulmonary diseasea per 100,000 population,b age 18 and over, United States, 2005, 2007, and 2008
  200820072005
Population groupRateSERateSERateSE
Total 228.65.9192.54.4214.25.1
Age18-4412.80.611.80.612.10.6
45-64221.06.5192.75.6207.95.8
65 and over954.524.4787.017.2890.621.1
  65-69727.419.7602.815.1686.318.2
  70-74916.024.2776.718.6858.021.2
  75-791,093.329.3919.621.71,056.426.9
  80-841,246.435.5974.323.91,101.128.7
  85 and over1,045.133.3842.824.1946.426.9
GenderMale236.86.2198.74.7221.65.4
Female226.36.0191.14.5212.45.2
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)321.213.2275.911.6301.112.9
Second quartile258.610.5212.28.5236.09.8
Third quartile191.29.4162.36.9184.47.6
Fourth quartile (highest income)148.610.5119.57.5142.78.5
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan201.516.2162.612.6176.013.4
Large fringe metropolitan216.417.1179.613.8198.915.3
Medium metropolitan207.818.6169.415.9199.218.1
Small metropolitan209.425.4208.723.7189.422.4
Micropolitan301.417.4244.213.9292.516.8
Noncore341.722.0305.520.4352.924.6
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast207.811.4179.29.1192.411.4
Midwest264.313.2220.210.2230.810.3
South268.811.9226.28.4263.310.0
West141.57.1118.15.7132.37.0

a. Consistent with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Prevention Quality Indicators (PQI) software, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease must be the principal diagnosis and transfers from other institutions are excluded. Rates prior to 2005 are not reported because of coding changes to the International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision.

b. Rates are adjusted by age and gender using the total U.S. resident population for 2000 as the U.S. standard population; when reporting is by age, the adjustment is by gender only; when reporting is by gender, the adjustment is by age only.

Key: SE: standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, Nationwide Inpatient Sample and AHRQ Quality Indicators, modified version 4.1.

 

Page last reviewed March 2012
Internet Citation: T17_2_3_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_2_3_1.html