North CarolinaState Snapshot for Healthy Living

In this comparison, the NHQDR measures for North Carolina for the most recent data year and the baseline year are compared to the average of all States.

Historically, the State Snapshots have included State-specific estimates for selected AHRQ Quality Indicators (QIs) based on Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) data. The 2018 QDR does not include State-specific QI estimates based on 2016 HCUP data because the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification/Procedure Coding System version of the QI software used did not include risk adjustment. State-specific QIs will be reported in future QDRs when the estimates can be risk adjusted.

Measures Better Than Average in The Recent Year
Measure Recent Year Recent Rate Recent Performance Baseline Year Baseline Rate Baseline Performance
Long-stay nursing home residents with physical restraints 2016 0.3 Better than Average 2013 1.1 Better than Average
Home health care patients whose bathing improved 2016 72.8 Better than Average 2013 64.3 Worse than Average
Home health care patients whose ability to walk or move around improved 2016 72.0 Better than Average 2013 61.0 Better than Average
Home health care patients whose ability to get in and out of bed improved 2016 70.0 Better than Average 2013 56.8 Better than Average
Home health care patients whose pain when moving around decreased 2016 73.9 Better than Average 2013 64.4 Worse than Average
Home health patients who had improvement in upper body dressing 2016 74.8 Better than Average 2013 68.8 Better than Average
Home health care patients who stayed at home after an episode of home health care 2016 73.1 Better than Average 2013 73.5 Better than Average
Home health care patients whose shortness of breath decreased 2016 74.3 Better than Average 2013 65.4 Better than Average
Hospital patients who received influenza vaccination 2016 95.3 Better than Average 2012 90.5 Better than Average
Adults who received a blood cholesterol measurement in the last 5 years 2015 80.1 Better than Average 2013 77.7 Better than Average
Cervical cancer diagnosed at advanced stage (all invasive tumors) per 100,000 women age 20 and over 2015 9.7 Better than Average 2004 12.2 Average
Adults age 65 and over who ever received pneumococcal vaccination 2015 75.0 Better than Average 2013 72.6 Better than Average
Hospital patients who received pneumococcal immunization 2015 95.0 Better than Average 2012 92.0 Better than Average
Adults age 65 and over who received an influenza vaccination in the last flu season 2015 71.1 Better than Average 2013 71.5 Better than Average
Home health patients who had influenza vaccination during flu season 2014 79.9 Better than Average 2013 77.1 Better than Average
Home health patients who had pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination 2014 76.7 Better than Average 2013 73.7 Better than Average
Measures That Are Average in The Recent Year
Measure Recent Year Recent Rate Recent Performance Baseline Year Baseline Rate Baseline Performance
Children ages 19-35 months who received 1 or more doses of measles-mumps-rubella vaccine 2016 93.3 Average 2000 94.8 Better than Average
Children ages 19-35 months who received 1 or more doses of varicella vaccine 2016 93.6 Average 2000 76.4 Better than Average
Children ages 19-35 months who received 4 or more doses of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine 2016 86.0 Average 2000 91.0 Better than Average
Adolescents ages 16-17 who received 1 or more doses of meningococcal conjugate vaccine 2016 77.7 Average 2008 23.0 Worse than Average
Children ages 19-35 months who received 3 or more doses of polio vaccine 2016 91.0 Average 2000 94.4 Better than Average
Children ages 19-35 months who received 3 or more doses of hepatitis B vaccine 2016 94.5 Average 2000 93.2 Average
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 2016 87.0 Average 2008 34.0 Worse than Average
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 2016 92.1 Average 2008 19.2 Worse than Average
Colorectal cancer diagnosed at advanced stage (tumors diagnosed at regional or distant stage) per 100,000 population age 50 and over 2015 65.1 Average 2004 79.8 Better than Average
Adults ages 18-64 at high risk (e.g., COPD) who received an influenza vaccination in the last flu season 2015 42.0 Average 2013 46.2 Better than Average
Adults ages 18-64 at high risk (e.g., COPD) who ever received pneumococcal vaccination 2015 37.9 Average 2013 34.1 Average
Measures Worse Than Average in The Recent Year
Measure Recent Year Recent Rate Recent Performance Baseline Year Baseline Rate Baseline Performance
Long-stay nursing home residents with moderate to severe pain 2016 9.1 Worse than Average 2013 11.7 Worse than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents with too much weight loss 2016 8.0 Worse than Average 2013 8.0 Worse than Average
Low-risk, long-stay nursing home residents with loss of control of bowels or bladder 2016 48.7 Worse than Average 2013 47.0 Worse than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents whose ability to move independently worsened 2016 24.7 Worse than Average 2013 22.7 Worse than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents whose need for help with daily activities increased 2016 17.8 Worse than Average 2013 19.3 Worse than Average
Short-stay nursing home residents with moderate to severe pain 2016 14.8 Worse than Average 2013 20.3 Worse than Average
Adolescents ages 13-15 who received 1 or more doses of meningococcal conjugate vaccine 2016 74.2 Worse than Average 2008 36.0 Worse than Average
Short-stay nursing home patients who had flu vaccination appropriately given 2016 84.5 Worse than Average 2013 85.4 Worse than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents who were assessed for pneumococcal vaccination 2016 92.8 Worse than Average 2013 94.4 Worse than Average
Long-stay nursing home patients who were assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine 2016 88.2 Worse than Average 2013 86.7 Worse than Average
Short-stay nursing home residents who were assessed for pneumococcal vaccination 2016 88.5 Worse than Average 2013 89.4 Worse than Average
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 2015 93.5 Worse than Average 2004 92.6 Average