Nursing Home Beds

Nursing homes with 3 or more beds, beds, and bed rates, according to geographic division and State: United States, 1976, 1986, and 1991 [Data are based on reporting by facilities]


                                   Nursing homes                   Beds                       Bed rate(1)
Geographic division and State  1976   1986    1991       1976      1986         1991       1976    1986    1991          

United States ............ 16,091 16,388 14,744 1,298,968 1,504,683 1,559,394 685.3 542.1 494.5 Mountain ................ 630 642 611 47,662 53,564 59,113 680.5 472.1 423.4 Montana ................ 89 63 70 4,944 4,898 5,713 611.4 501.1 517.3 Idaho .................. 63 66 57 4,567 4,694 4,887 640.8 463.1 408.3 Wyoming ................ 24 26 25 1,721 2,165 2,243 584.4 517.4 485.6 Colorado ............... 225 197 176 22,005 17,323 17,609 1,079.9 574.4 516.3 New Mexico.............. 46 63 62 3,011 4,902 5,933 435.5 415.4 399.2 Arizona ................ 70 107 112 5,884 11,250 13,265 406.2 374.7 329.3 Utah ................... 94 91 82 4,233 5,655 6,292 574.7 482.2 434.0 Nevada ................. 19 29 27 1,297 2,677 3,171 473.2 474.2 384.9  


Notes: (1)Number of beds per 1,000 resident population 85 years of age and over. Excludes hospital-based nursing homes. Data in this table are reported for nursing homes with three or more beds. Previous editions of Health, United States reported data for nursing homes with 25 beds or more.

Sources: Health United States, 1994 on Publications from the National Center for Health Statistics CD-ROM Table 114. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Strahan GW. Trends in nursing and related care homes and hospitals, United States, selected years 1969-80. National Center for Health Statistics. Vital Health Stat 14(30). 1984; and Sirrocco A. Nursing home characteristics: 1986 Inventory of Long-Term Care Places. National Center for Health Statistics. Vital Health Stat 14(33). 1989; unpublished data from the 1991 National Health Provider Inventory (National Master Facility Inventory); U.S. Bureau of the Census: Current Population Reports. Series P-25, No. 1106 (forthcoming). Washington. U.S. Government Printing Office; resident population for 1976 and 1986 computed by the Division of Health and Utilization Analysis, National Center for Health Statistics from the Compressed Mortality File, a county-level national mortality and population data base.

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