T17_2_4_2

2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

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Table 17_2_4.2
Admissions for bacterial pneumoniaa per 100,000 population,b age 18 and over, by race/ethnicity, United States, 2008
    Non-Hispanic  
  TotalWhiteBlackAPIHispanic, all races
Population groupRateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total 333.74.5338.75.4350.215.0201.819.0261.916.7
Age18-4474.41.376.91.5109.94.823.01.846.42.6
45-64262.44.0259.14.5398.718.189.26.9177.111.1
65 and over1,355.519.51,417.223.21,028.946.9881.589.61,012.169.3
  65-69626.79.4650.011.6631.829.8292.725.7455.031.2
  70-74900.013.6921.916.4856.438.8546.052.6698.451.3
  75-791,313.319.91,348.023.41,023.048.7968.496.11,100.777.4
  80-842,007.231.32,049.935.81,394.378.71,652.6185.71,892.8137.8
  85 and over3,114.150.33,225.457.22,004.2106.22,812.3350.92,543.2185.9
GenderMale365.05.0373.26.0363.116.4221.322.0274.717.4
Female317.74.4320.75.2344.714.7190.917.5256.516.8
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)463.511.7513.614.4394.522.6303.242.1310.127.4
Second quartile340.38.4346.79.3331.019.6252.441.5255.422.9
Third quartile286.38.2288.28.7311.820.2198.125.1234.123.5
Fourth quartile (highest income)252.111.0253.411.4294.123.8152.617.1206.815.2
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan281.714.4268.215.7366.831.5191.124.5245.422.7
Large fringe metropolitan329.816.6331.317.4387.733.3144.725.7224.322.7
Medium metropolitan264.317.7263.917.9243.826.4207.558.6271.148.0
Small metropolitan322.826.2318.526.3375.851.5197.251.2290.257.1
Micropolitan415.215.6421.516.8313.127.8DSUDSUDSUDSU
Noncore614.519.9626.521.1471.744.0DSUDSU459.589.9
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast320.810.7320.312.7322.231.4177.539.7266.529.5
Midwest366.89.9364.610.9448.056.8DSUDSU152.819.7
South362.87.8375.59.3326.916.4214.533.6278.636.2
West263.07.8258.610.1357.736.9209.226.2263.219.8

a. Consistent with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Prevention Quality Indicators (PQI) software, bacterial pneumonia must be the principal diagnosis; exclusions include the following: admissions for sickle cell disease and transfers from other institutions.

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.

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: API: Asian or Pacific Islander; SE: standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, State Inpatient Databases, disparities analysis file, 2007, and AHRQ Quality Indicators, modified version 4.1. The analysis file is designed to provide national estimates on disparities using weighted records from a sample of hospitals from the following 31 States: Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

 

Page last reviewed March 2012
Internet Citation: T17_2_4_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_2_4_2.html