Table T7_2_1_1-1

2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

This appendix provides detailed data tables for all measures analyzed for the 2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. Tables are included for measures discussed in the main text of the reports as well as for other measures that were examined but not included in the main text.
Table 7_2_1_1.1
All emergency department visits per 100,000 population,a adults age 18 and over, United States, 2007–2009
  200920082007
Population groupRatebSERatebSERatebSE
Total 3,681773,642813,62176
Age18–442,574622,467622,44360
45–643,235783,135753,09170
65 and over8,3641828,6672028,690187
  65–695,2151105,3581245,218112
  70–746,6271426,7551576,712143
  75–798,4551898,6852078,782194
  80–8411,32326711,77429411,805272
  85 and over14,83038715,59040815,973392
GenderMale2,903622,918652,92861
Female4,463944,375994,32593
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)5,1802285,0971954,924189
Second quartile4,0731364,0371413,888137
Third quartile3,1491303,0681273,233129
Fourth quartile (highest income)2,3771342,4431342,451131
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan3,4842223,2412003,218196
Large fringe metropolitan3,1181963,2302093,341185
Medium metropolitan3,8502603,8712583,783249
Small metropolitan3,7893513,8653703,758350
Micropolitan4,3641794,3741924,368194
Nonmetropolitan4,8762074,7151954,515181
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast3,6361783,6422023,679171
Midwest3,7451673,6361663,645175
South4,1641334,0961464,069135
West2,8931472,9371422,841130

a Includes emergency department visits that resulted in an inpatient admission.

b Rates are adjusted by age and gender using the total U.S. resident population for 2000 as the 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 Nationwide Emergency Department Sample, and AHRQ Quality Indicators, modified version 4.1.

Current as of June 2013
Internet Citation: Table T7_2_1_1-1: 2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. June 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr12/7_efficiency/T7_2_1_1-1.html