Preventable (PQI) Inpatient Visit Rates by Race/Ethnicity and Place

New York Finger Lakes Region (2014 - 2016)

The chart below compares the preventable inpatient (PQI) visit rates for the Focus Area* vs. other SES 1 ZIP codes in the region. While many outcomes and metrics are worse in the Focus Area than socioeconomic and racial/ethnic differences would predict, that is not the case with the PQI rate. The PQI rates for whites and African-Americans are essentially the same in the Focus Area vs. other SES 1 ZIP codes, and the rate is actually lower for Latinos.

The Focus Area consists of eight high-poverty ZIP codes in the city of Rochester with particularly high concentration of African-Americans and Latinos. See a map of the Focus Area here.

Methodology note: The SES index ranking was developed by Common Ground Health and calculated using a variety of socioeconomic indicators from the American Community Survey including average income, poverty rates, education levels, housing value, and homeownership. Each ZIP code is assigned a socioeconomic (SES) index ranking from 1 to 5. The lower SES ZIP codes tend to have lower average income, higher poverty rates, lower prevalence of college degrees, etc.

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