NationalNon-Hispanic White Quality Measures Compared to Achievable Benchmarks

The NHQR quality measures specific to Non-Hispanic White are compared to achievable benchmarks, which are derived from the top-performing States. Better performance of a State can mean higher or lower values of a measure, depending on the desired outcome. For example, low values are desirable for measures such as infant mortality, whereas high values are desirable for measures such as preventative screening. The categories of achievement have been standardized across the measure definitions so that:

 
Far away from benchmark - the value for a measure has not achieved 50% of the benchmark.
 
Close to benchmark - the value for a measure is between 50% and 90% of a benchmark (i.e., worse than the benchmark but has achieved at least half of the benchmark but not as much as 90% of a benchmark).
 
Achieved benchmark or better - the the value for a measure is no worse than 90% of the benchmark value, the measure has achieved the benchmark. This category also includes the case in which the measure’s value is equal to or better than the benchmark.
Measures That Achieved Benchmark or Better
Measure Population Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
Family caregivers who received right amount of emotional and spiritual supports from hospice care team Non-Hispanic, White 89.9 90.9 1%
Persons age 13 and over living with HIV who know their serostatus Non-Hispanic, White 87.7 89.1 2%
Hospice patients whose hospice care team always treated them with dignity and respect, and really cared about them Non-Hispanic, White 90.0 92.1 2%
Women with clinical Stage I-IIb breast cancer who received axillary node dissection or sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) at the time of surgery (lumpectomy or mastectomy) Non-Hispanic, White 94.1 96.8 3%
Family caregivers who rated the hospice care for their family member best (9-10) on a scale of 0-10 (where 0 is the worst and 10 is the best) Non-Hispanic, White 80.5 83.9 4%
Hospice patients whose hospice care team always communicated well with their family caregivers about taking care them Non-Hispanic, White 79.8 83.3 4%
Children ages 19-35 months who received 3 or more doses of polio vaccine Non-Hispanic, White 93.1 97.3 4%
Children ages 19-35 months who received 3 or more doses of hepatitis B vaccine Non-Hispanic, White 92.0 96.4 5%
Children ages 19-35 months who received 1 or more doses of measles-mumps-rubella vaccine Non-Hispanic, White 91.8 96.4 5%
Children ages 19-35 months who received 1 or more doses of varicella vaccine Non-Hispanic, White 91.2 95.7 5%
Hospice patients who always received enough helps for pain, sadness, breathing, or constipations from hospice care team Non-Hispanic, White 75.2 79.0 5%
Patients with colon cancer who received surgical resection of colon cancer that included at least 12 lymph nodes pathologically examined Non-Hispanic, White 91.3 95.9 5%
Women ages 21-65 who received a Pap smear in the last 3 years Non-Hispanic, White 82.6 86.9 5%
Hospice patients and family caregivers who always got help as soon as they need from hospice care team Non-Hispanic, White 77.9 82.3 5%
Children ages 19-35 months who received 4 or more doses of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine Non-Hispanic, White 85.2 90.6 6%
Adolescents ages 13-15 who received 1 or more doses of tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) since the age of ten years Non-Hispanic, White 86.5 95.2 9%
Adolescents ages 16-17 who received 1 or more doses of tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) since the age of ten years Non-Hispanic, White 86.7 95.9 10%
Measures That Are Close to Benchmark
Measure Population Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
Adult hemodialysis patients who use arteriovenous fistulas as the primary mode of vascular access Non-Hispanic, White 64.5 72.8 11%
Persons age 13 and over living with diagnosed HIV whose most recent viral load in the last 12 months was under 200 copies/mL Non-Hispanic, White 65.0 74.3 13%
Persons age 13 and over living with diagnosed HIV who had at least two CD4 or viral load tests performed at least 3 months apart during the last year, among reporting jurisdictions Non-Hispanic, White 58.5 67.6 13%
Breast cancer deaths per 100,000 female population per year Non-Hispanic, White 20.4 17.8 15%
Adolescents ages 16-17 who received 1 or more doses of meningococcal conjugate vaccine Non-Hispanic, White 81.0 96.2 16%
Women ages 50-74 who received a mammogram in the last 2 years Non-Hispanic, White 71.7 85.2 16%
Deaths per 1,000 adult hospital admissions with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) Non-Hispanic, White 41.5 35.5 17%
Adolescents ages 13-15 who received 1 or more doses of meningococcal conjugate vaccine Non-Hispanic, White 78.4 95.4 18%
Breast cancer diagnosed at advanced stage (regional, distant stage, or local stage with tumor greater than 2 cm) per 100,000 women age 40 and over Non-Hispanic, White 90.5 75.8 19%
HIV infection deaths per 100,000 population Non-Hispanic, White 0.90 0.75 20%
Colorectal cancer deaths per 100,000 population per year Non-Hispanic, White 14.2 11.5 23%
Colorectal cancer diagnosed at advanced stage (tumors diagnosed at regional or distant stage) per 100,000 population age 50 and over Non-Hispanic, White 64.5 51.7 25%
Hospital admissions for asthma per 100,000 population, children ages 2-17 Non-Hispanic, White 48.0 38.1 26%
Deaths per 1,000 hospital admissions with percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA), adults age 40 and over Non-Hispanic, White 14.4 11.4 27%
Adult end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients who saw a nephrologist at least 12 months prior to initiation of renal replacement therapy Non-Hispanic, White 39.3 54.1 27%
Obstetric trauma per 1,000 instrument-assisted deliveries Non-Hispanic, White 120.3 94.3 28%
People age 12 and over treated for substance abuse who completed treatment course Non-Hispanic, White 43.2 63.1 32%
Hospital admissions for short-term complications of diabetes per 100,000 population, adults Non-Hispanic, White 75.4 56.8 33%
Obstetric trauma per 1,000 vaginal deliveries without instrument assistance Non-Hispanic, White 18.9 14.1 34%
Deaths per 1,000 hospital admissions with coronary artery bypass surgery, adults age 40 and over Non-Hispanic, White 18.5 13.6 36%
Patients with treated chronic kidney failure who received a transplant within 3 years of date of renal failure Non-Hispanic, White 18.1 28.8 37%
Deaths per 1,000 adult hospital admissions with pneumonia Non-Hispanic, White 17.7 12.8 38%
Adolescent aged 13-15 years who received 3 or more doses of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Non-Hispanic, White 28.5 46.4 39%
Sepsis diagnoses per 1,000 elective-surgery admissions of length 4 or more days, adults Non-Hispanic, White 14.4 10.4 39%
Adolescent ages 16-17 years who received 3 or more doses of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Non-Hispanic, White 37.9 62.2 39%
Dialysis patients who were registered on a waiting list for transplantation Non-Hispanic, White 16.8 28.2 40%
New HIV cases per 100,000 population age 13 and over Non-Hispanic, White 6.20 4.30 44%
Hospital admissions for congestive heart failure per 100,000 population Non-Hispanic, White 293.1 202.0 45%
Cervical cancer diagnosed at advanced stage (all invasive tumors) per 100,000 women age 20 and over Non-Hispanic, White 10.1 6.94 46%
Adolescent males ages 13-15 who received 3 or more doses of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Non-Hispanic, White 23.1 43.3 47%
Deaths per 1,000 adult hospital admissions with congestive heart failure Non-Hispanic, White 16.9 11.5 47%
Measures That Are Far From Benchmark
Measure Population Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
Hospital admissions for asthma per 100,000 population, adults ages 18-39 Non-Hispanic, White 31.5 20.4 55%
Birth trauma - injury to neonate per 1,000 selected live births Non-Hispanic, White 2.01 1.29 56%
Hospital admissions for bacterial pneumonia per 100,000 population, adults age 18 and over Non-Hispanic, White 256.8 161.5 59%
Lung cancer deaths per 100,000 population per year Non-Hispanic, White 43.8 27.5 60%
Hospital admissions for lower extremity amputations per 1,000 population, adults age 18 and over with diabetes Non-Hispanic, White 14.6 9.03 62%
Hospital admissions for long-term complications of diabetes per 100,000 population, adults Non-Hispanic, White 88.8 54.8 62%
Hospital admissions for hypertension per 100,000 population, adults age 18 and over Non-Hispanic, White 33.9 20.4 66%
Hospital admissions for immunization-preventable influenza per 100,000 population, adults age 65 and over Non-Hispanic, White 258.6 142.8 81%
Hospital admissions for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or asthma per 100,000 population, adults age 40 and over Non-Hispanic, White 405.7 216.7 87%
Hospital admissions for short-term complications of diabetes per 100,000 population, children ages 6-17 Non-Hispanic, White 25.5 13.6 87%
Hospital admissions for angina per 100,000 population, adults age 18 and over Non-Hispanic, White 10.2 4.90 108%
Suicide deaths among persons age 12 and over per 100,000 population Non-Hispanic, White 20.5 9.38 119%
Hospital admissions for uncontrolled diabetes without complications per 100,000 population, adults Non-Hispanic, White 8.90 3.28 171%
Hospital admissions with iatrogenic pneumothorax per 1,000 medical and surgical admissions, adults Non-Hispanic, White 0.89 0.26 242%
Measures With No Available Benchmark Information
Measure Population Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
People who were unable to get or delayed in getting needed medical care in the last 12 months Non-Hispanic, White 4.90
People who were unable to get or delayed in getting needed dental care in the last 12 months Non-Hispanic, White 5.80
Adults age 65 and over who received in the calendar year at least 1 of 11 prescription medications that should be avoided in older adults Non-Hispanic, White 1.40
Adults age 65 and over who received in the calendar year at least 1 of 33 potentially inappropriate prescription medications for older adults Non-Hispanic, White 12.6
Children ages 2-19 who visited emergency department for asthma Non-Hispanic, White 59.6
Children ages 2-9 who visited emergency department for asthma Non-Hispanic, White 83.2
Children ages 10-19 who visited emergency department for asthma Non-Hispanic, White 42.3
Hospital admissions for perforated appendix per 1,000 admissions with appendicitis, adults Non-Hispanic, White 411.6
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who had their feet checked for sores or irritation in the calendar year Non-Hispanic, White 70.9
People who were unable to get or delayed in getting needed prescription medicines in the last 12 months Non-Hispanic, White 4.20
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received at least two hemoglobin A1c measurements in the calendar year Non-Hispanic, White 78.9
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received a dilated eye examination in the calendar year Non-Hispanic, White 64.1
People with a usual source of care, excluding hospital emergency rooms, who has office hours at night or on weekends Non-Hispanic, White 41.3
People with a usual source of care who is somewhat to very difficulty to contact during regular business hours over the telephone Non-Hispanic, White 14.5
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never explained things in a way they could understand Non-Hispanic, White 4.10
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never showed respect for what they had to say Non-Hispanic, White 5.30
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received a flu vaccination in the calendar year Non-Hispanic, White 63.0
Adults who needed to see a specialist in the last 12 months who sometimes or never found it easy to see a specialist Non-Hispanic, White 14.5
Children who needed to see a specialist in the last 12 months who sometimes or never found it easy to see a specialist Non-Hispanic, White 15.8
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never listened carefully to them Non-Hispanic, White 6.00
Hospital admissions for perforated appendix per 1,000 admissions with appendicitis, children Non-Hispanic, White 467.3
Children ages 12-17 with a major depressive episode in the last 12 months who received treatment for depression in the last 12 months Non-Hispanic, White 40.6
People age 12 and over who needed treatment for illicit drug use and who received such treatment at a specialty facility in the last 12 months Non-Hispanic, White 18.3
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months and needed care, tests, or treatment who sometimes or never found it easy to get the care, tests, or treatment Non-Hispanic, White 6.20
Children who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months and needed care, tests, or treatment who sometimes or never found it easy to get the care, tests, or treatment Non-Hispanic, White 4.20
Rating of health care 0-6 on a scale from 0 to 10 (best grade) by adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months Non-Hispanic, White 10.00
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes with hemoglobin A1c less than 8.0% (optimal control) Non-Hispanic, White 68.5
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes with blood pressure less than 130/80 mm Hg Non-Hispanic, White 52.1
Adult surgery patients with catheter-associated urinary tract infection Non-Hispanic, White 2.49
Hospital admissions for dehydration per 100,000 population, adults age 18 and over Non-Hispanic, White 98.6
Adults age 40 and over with diabetes whose condition was diagnosed Non-Hispanic, White 79.6
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never spent enough time with them Non-Hispanic, White 8.80
Hospital admissions for urinary tract infection (UTI) per 100,000 population, adults age 18 and over Non-Hispanic, White 158.7
Hospital admissions with central venous catheter-related bloodstream infection per 1,000 medical and surgical discharges of length 2 or more days, adults age 18 and over or obstetric admissions Non-Hispanic, White 0.61
Adult surgery patients with postoperative pneumonia events Non-Hispanic, White 1.29
Adult surgery patients with postoperative venous thromboembolic events Non-Hispanic, White 0.44
Postoperative physiologic and metabolic derangements per 1,000 elective surgical hospital discharges, adults Non-Hispanic, White 1.45
Hospital admissions for urinary tract infection (UTI) per 100,000 population, children ages 3 months to 17 years Non-Hispanic, White 23.8
Hospital admissions for pediatric gastroenteritis per 100,000 population, children ages 3 months to 17 years Non-Hispanic, White 49.7
People age 12 and over who needed treatment for alcohol problem who received such treatment at a specialty facility in the last 12 months Non-Hispanic, White 7.80
Postoperative hemorrhage or hematoma with surgical drainage or evacuation per 1,000 surgical hospital discharges, adults Non-Hispanic, White 2.06
Postoperative pulmonary embolism (PE) or deep vein thrombosis (DVT) per 1,000 surgical hospital discharges, adults Non-Hispanic, White 7.49
People with a usual source of care who sometimes or never asked person to help make decisions when there was a choice between treatments Non-Hispanic, White 13.3
Adjusted incident rates of end stage renal disease (ESRD) due to diabetes per million population Non-Hispanic, White 116.8
Kidney failure due to diabetes among persons with diabetes Non-Hispanic, White 2304.1
Postoperative respiratory failure per 1,000 elective surgical hospital discharges, adults Non-Hispanic, White 5.44
Inpatient adverse events in adults receiving knee replacement Non-Hispanic, White 1.41
Mechanical adverse events in adult patients receiving central venous catheter placement Non-Hispanic, White 2.35
Adults with a major depressive episode in the last 12 months who received treatment for depression in the last 12 months Non-Hispanic, White 70.6
Postoperative hip fracture per 1,000 surgical admissions who were not susceptible to falling, adults Non-Hispanic, White 0.18
Reclosure of postoperative abdominal wound dehiscence per 1,000 abdominopelvic-surgery admissions of length 2 or more days, adults Non-Hispanic, White 1.13
Inpatient adverse events in adults receiving hip joint replacement due to degenerative conditions Non-Hispanic, White 1.75
Adults with hypertension with blood pressure less than 140/90 mm/Hg Non-Hispanic, White 33.9
Adults with chronic joint symptoms who have ever seen a doctor or other health professional for joint symptoms Non-Hispanic, White 73.1
Inpatient adverse events in adults receiving hip joint replacement due to fracture Non-Hispanic, White 11.3
Adults who needed care right away for an illness, injury, or condition in the last 12 months who sometimes or never got care as soon as needed Non-Hispanic, White 9.70
Adults who had any appointments for routine health care in the last 12 months who sometimes or never got an appointment for routine care as soon as needed Non-Hispanic, White 11.9
Accidental puncture or laceration during procedure per 1,000 medical and surgical admissions, adults Non-Hispanic, White 2.22
Accidental puncture or laceration during procedure per 1,000 medical and surgical admissions, children Non-Hispanic, White 0.53
Deaths per 1,000 adult hospital admissions with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair Non-Hispanic, White 29.9
Children who had any appointments for routine health care in the last 12 months who sometimes or never got an appointment for routine care as soon as needed Non-Hispanic, White 3.10
People under age 65 with any period of uninsurance during the year Non-Hispanic, White 16.2
Hospital patients with an anticoagulant-related adverse drug event to low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) and factor Xa Non-Hispanic, White 2.71
People under age 65 with health insurance Non-Hispanic, White 92.7
Deaths per 1,000 elective-surgery admissions having developed specified complications of care during hospitalization, adults ages 18-89 or obstetric admissions Non-Hispanic, White 108.1
People under age 65 with any private health insurance Non-Hispanic, White 75.2
Adults age 65 and over with any private health insurance Non-Hispanic, White 53.2
Deaths per 1,000 hospital admissions with expected low-mortality Non-Hispanic, White 0.29
Hospital patients with an anticoagulant-related adverse drug event to warfarin Non-Hispanic, White 5.37
Adverse drug event with IV heparin in adult hospital patients who received an anticoagulant Non-Hispanic, White 10.5
People under age 65 who were uninsured all year Non-Hispanic, White 6.50
Hospital patients who received a hypoglycemic agent who had an adverse drug events with hypoglycemic agents Non-Hispanic, White 7.05
People with a usual source of care who usually asks about prescription medications and treatments from other doctors Non-Hispanic, White 82.1
People with a specific source of ongoing care Non-Hispanic, White 90.1
People with a usual primary care provider Non-Hispanic, White 79.1
People in fair or poor health with a specific source of ongoing care Non-Hispanic, White 91.9
Adult current smokers with a checkup in the last 12 months who received advice to quit smoking Non-Hispanic, White 66.1
Adult smokers who attempt to quit in the past year Non-Hispanic, White 52.5
Adolescents females ages 13-15 who received 3 or more doses human papillomavirus vaccine Non-Hispanic, White 34.1
Adolescents females ages 16-17 who received 3 or more doses human papillomavirus vaccine Non-Hispanic, White 47.5
Exclusive breastfeeding through 3 months Non-Hispanic, White 51.6
Adults who ever smoked and quitted recently Non-Hispanic, White 7.10
Children with obesity 2-19 years of age who had been told by a doctor or health professional that they were overweight Non-Hispanic, White 47.7
Adults with obesity age 20 and over who had been told by a doctor or health professional that they were overweight Non-Hispanic, White 71.4
Adolescent males ages 16-17 who received 3 or more doses of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Non-Hispanic, White 28.4
Children ages 6 months to 17 years who received influenza vaccination Non-Hispanic, White 51.4
Children ages 2-19 with obesity Non-Hispanic, White 14.7
Adults with obesity who ever received advice from a health professional to exercise more Non-Hispanic, White 63.6
Adults with obesity who do not now spend half an hour or more in moderate or vigorous physical activity at least five times a week Non-Hispanic, White 56.5
Children ages 2-17 for whom a health provider gave advice within the past 2 years about the amount and kind of exercise, sports, or physically active hobbies they should have Non-Hispanic, White 49.6
Children ages 3-5 who ever had their vision checked by a health provider Non-Hispanic, White 69.6
Adults with obesity who ever received advice from a health professional about eating fewer high-fat or high-cholesterol foods Non-Hispanic, White 50.7
Children ages 2-17 for whom a health provider gave advice within the past 2 years about eating healthy Non-Hispanic, White 65.6
Children who had their height and weight measured by a health provider within the past 2 years Non-Hispanic, White 96.0
Children ages 2-17 who had a dental visit in the calendar year Non-Hispanic, White 59.3
Children ages 5-17 with untreated dental caries Non-Hispanic, White 14.9
Children ages 2-17 who had a preventive dental service in the calendar year Non-Hispanic, White 51.2
Adults who received a blood pressure measurement in the last 2 years and can state whether their blood pressure was normal or high Non-Hispanic, White 93.3
Children 41-80 lbs for whom a health provider gave advice within the past 2 years about using a booster seat when riding in the car Non-Hispanic, White 39.8
Children for whom a health provider gave advice within the past 2 years about how smoking in the house can be bad for a child Non-Hispanic, White 41.7
Children 0-40 lbs for whom a health provider gave advice within the past 2 years about using a child safety seat while riding in the car Non-Hispanic, White 64.7
Adults age 65 and over who received an influenza vaccination in the last 12 months Non-Hispanic, White 75.1
Children ages 0-17 with wellness checkup in the past 12 months Non-Hispanic, White 85.2
Adults who received a blood cholesterol measurement in the last 5 years Non-Hispanic, White 85.6
Children over 80 lbs for whom a health provider gave advice within the past 2 years about using lap or shoulder belts when riding in a car Non-Hispanic, White 32.0
Adults ages 18-64 at high risk (e.g., COPD) who received an influenza vaccination in the last 12 months Non-Hispanic, White 47.7
Children ages 2-17 for whom a health provider gave advice within the past 2 years about using a helmet when riding a bicycle or motorcycle Non-Hispanic, White 38.6
Adults ages 18 and over who received influenza vaccination Non-Hispanic, White 48.2
People under age 65 whose family's health insurance premium and out-of-pocket medical expenditures were more than 10% of total family income Non-Hispanic, White 18.7
Adults ages 18-64 at high risk (e.g., COPD) who ever received pneumococcal vaccination Non-Hispanic, White 24.0
Adults age 65 and over who ever received pneumococcal vaccination Non-Hispanic, White 68.1
People without a usual source of care who indicated a financial or insurance reason for not having a source of care Non-Hispanic, White 11.5
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed medical care due to financial or insurance reasons Non-Hispanic, White 44.2
Doctor's office, emergency department, and outpatient department visits where antibiotics were prescribed for a diagnosis of common cold per 10,000 population Non-Hispanic, White 76.1
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed prescription medicines due to financial or insurance reasons Non-Hispanic, White 58.9
People with current asthma who are now taking preventive medicine daily or almost daily (either oral or inhaler) Non-Hispanic, White 24.4
Adults who had a preventive dental service in the calendar year Non-Hispanic, White 47.5
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed dental care due to financial or insurance reasons Non-Hispanic, White 73.1
Adults with a dental visit in the calendar year Non-Hispanic, White 39.4
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, birth weight 2,500 grams or more Non-Hispanic, White 1.90
Live-born infants with low birth weight (less than 2,500 g) Non-Hispanic, White 6.90
Women who completed a pregnancy in the last 12 months who received early and adequate prenatal care Non-Hispanic, White 15.3
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, birth weight less than 1,500 grams Non-Hispanic, White 205.9
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, birth weights 1,500-2,499 grams Non-Hispanic, White 13.3