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 8_2_8.2b
Patients with tuberculosis who completed a curative course of treatment within 1 year of initiation of treatment,a by ethnicity, United States, 2007
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupNumberbPercentSEcNumberbPercentSEcNumberbPercentSEcNumberbPercentSEcNumberbPercentSEc
Total 9,79884.40.346,96285.10.391,569850.832,62586.70.622,83682.60.65
65 and over1,58983.50.851,26983.30.9646484.81.5329288.51.7632084.71.85

a. Only cases with known age, sex, race, and ethnicity are shown in this table. Since 2004, the calculation of completion of therapy has changed. Estimates are only for cases completing therapy.

b. Numbers shown are only for cases completing therapy within 12 months.

c. Standard errors were calculated assuming simple random sampling.

Key: SE: standard error.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National TB Surveillance System.


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Internet Citation: T8_2_8_2b: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr11/8_respiratorydiseases/T8_2_8_2b.html