North CarolinaState Snapshot for Low Income

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 That Are Average in The Recent Year
Measure Population Recent Year Recent Rate Recent Performance Baseline Year Baseline Rate Baseline Performance
Adults who received a blood cholesterol measurement in the last 5 years Negative/poor 2015 75.3 Average 2013 75.1 Average
Adults age 65 and over who ever received pneumococcal vaccination Negative/poor 2015 61.5 Average 2013 71.9 Average
Adults age 65 and over who received an influenza vaccination in the last flu season Negative/poor 2015 61.7 Average 2013 62.6 Average