Table T9_2_1_4-2a

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 9_2_1_4.2a
People who had a hospital emergency room visit in the calendar year,a by race, United States, 2009
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 13.50.313.30.317.50.66.30.69.92.220.73.315.61.9
Age0–1713.30.513.20.615.31.06.61.3DSUDSUDSUDSU15.52.0
18–4413.30.513.20.516.60.95.60.9DSUDSU16.74.015.22.7
45–6412.10.411.60.518.51.24.71.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
65 and over17.00.816.60.822.82.010.72.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale12.40.312.20.416.00.86.41.0DSUDSU19.54.211.62.0
Female14.60.414.30.518.70.86.20.9DSUDSU21.13.419.52.9
Family incomebNegative/poor20.80.920.51.123.11.38.01.7DSUDSU32.37.125.33.5
Near poor/low15.80.715.50.818.81.35.51.4DSUDSU22.33.723.94.5
Middle12.80.412.60.517.11.15.90.9DSUDSUDSUDSU9.32.1
High10.30.410.60.510.31.06.91.2DSUDSUDSUDSU15.93.4
Education,c age 18 and overLess than high school17.20.817.00.921.11.45.91.7DSUDSU19.54.9DSUDSU
High school graduate15.70.615.00.719.81.18.32.1DSUDSUDSUDSU18.84.4
At least some college11.10.411.00.415.21.06.10.8DSUDSUDSUDSU10.82.7
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed11.30.411.10.415.00.95.10.8DSUDSU11.72.310.82.2
Not employed17.80.717.50.922.01.35.91.4DSUDSUDSUDSU19.74.6
Health insurance, ages 0–64Any private11.30.311.40.413.90.84.80.6DSUDSUDSUDSU12.22.0
Public only23.40.823.71.124.81.49.72.3DSUDSU22.85.421.64.9
Uninsured10.80.610.50.712.81.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only16.51.016.41.119.93.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private16.91.216.41.325.13.712.93.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public20.92.320.02.825.64.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationdMetropolitan13.10.312.80.417.70.66.40.710.02.321.33.514.82.0
  Large central metro12.50.411.90.517.40.96.31.0DSUDSU12.12.117.63.7
  Large fringe metro13.20.713.30.816.71.35.41.0DSUDSUDSUDSU19.83.4
  Medium metro13.50.812.90.819.41.37.41.4DSUDSUDSUDSU10.93.0
  Small metro14.21.013.71.018.42.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan15.70.715.70.715.52.3DSUDSUDSUDSU21.25.7DSUDSU
  Micropolitan15.80.915.70.916.32.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore15.81.216.01.414.14.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish14.10.313.70.417.60.66.50.9DSUDSU22.03.715.41.9
Other9.10.59.70.614.42.55.60.9DSUDSU7.62.0DSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good11.70.311.50.315.10.66.00.7DSUDSU16.12.913.72.0
Fair/poor29.21.329.01.631.62.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitations,d age 18 and overBasic activities29.31.528.41.731.32.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities29.91.727.71.937.63.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities11.20.311.10.414.80.75.20.7DSUDSU11.42.212.82.5
U.S. bornYes14.10.313.70.417.80.66.91.3DSUDSU21.23.615.71.9
No8.60.59.30.712.31.75.80.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

a Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population using five age groups: 0–17, 18–44, 45–64, 65–74, and 75 and over.

b Negative/poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, the poverty line to just below 200 percent of the poverty line; middle, 200 percent to just below 400 percent of the poverty line; and high, 400 percent of the poverty line and over.

c Less than high school refers to fewer than 12 years of education; high school graduate, 12 years of education; and at least some college, more than 12 years of education.

d For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix B: Detailed Methods.

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

Key: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; NHOPI: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; SE: standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

Page last reviewed June 2013
Internet Citation: Table T9_2_1_4-2a: 2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. June 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr12/9_facilitators_barriers/T9_2_1_4-2a.html