Table 16_8_1-1a

2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

The National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) is a comprehensive national overview of quality of health care in the United States. It is organized around four dimensions of quality of care: effectiveness, patient safety, timeliness, and patient centeredness.

Table 16_8_1.1a
Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and over who had an influenza vaccination in the last winter,a by race, United States, 2004
Population groupTotalWhiteBlackAI/ANAPIMultiple races/other
85 and over78.****60.87.8
Near poor/low68.60.971.
Health insuranceMedicare and Medicaid60.91.663.**60.45.458.26.8
Medicare HMO76.91.478.81.460.75.5**67.09.773.66.9
Medicare and private74.60.775.60.759.63.368.38.878.95.866.44.1
Medicare fee for service only53.92.456.92.741.34.7******
Residence locationMSA71.40.873.50.956.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good71.20.773.10.853.22.464.76.967.
Functional limitationsNo limitation70.00.971.80.955.12.863.89.864.74.960.05.4
IADLs only74.51.376.31.459.76.1****65.66.8
1–2 ADLs73.**67.28.762.47.8
Three or more ADLs75.71.678.11.661.65.3****67.37.7
At least 1 ADL/IADL74.20.776.70.856.72.960.

a Estimates are for full-year community residents age 65 and over.

b Negative/poor refers to incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, over the poverty line to just below 200 percent of the poverty line; middle, 200 percent to just below 400 percent of the poverty line; and high, 400 percent of the poverty line and over.

* - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: API: Asian or Pacific Islander; AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; HMO: Health Maintenance Organization; MSA: metropolitan statistical area; IADLs: instrumental activities of daily living; ADLs: activities of daily living; SE: standard error.

Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey.


Current as of September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 16_8_1-1a: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.