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 4_3_2.1
Admissions for diabetes with short-term complicationsa per 100,000 population,b age 18 and over, United States, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2007, and 2008
Population groupRateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total 61.11.659.71.556.31.555.21.351.41.4
65 and over34.
  85 and over28.
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)
Second quartile67.02.765.12.861.82.859.32.459.12.5
Third quartile51.02.549.
Fourth quartile (highest income)35.82.433.
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan64.
Large fringe metropolitan55.04.450.13.947.13.745.53.648.53.8
Medium metropolitan59.25.758.75.760.45.955.55.439.64.5
Small metropolitan57.46.764.07.452.46.554.
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast54.93.952.

a. Consistent with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Prevention Quality Indicators (PQI) software, diabetes must be the principal diagnosis and short-term complications include ketoacidosis, hyperosmolarity, or coma. Transfers from other institutions are excluded.

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 October 2014
Internet Citation: T4_3_2_1: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr11/4_diabetes/T4_3_2_1.html