Table 16_8_2-1a

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_2.1a
Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and over who had an eye examination in the last 12 months,a by race, United States, 2004
Population groupTotalWhiteBlackAI/ANAPIMultiple races/other
85 and over63.****69.97.1
Near poor/low58.
Health insuranceMedicare and Medicaid53.11.852.82.353.43.3**52.35.453.56.5
Medicare HMO65.51.766.51.762.16.7**
Medicare and private64.60.964.70.966.63.457.58.957.
Medicare fee for service only43.12.642.72.645.85.2******
Residence locationMSA63.30.864.10.861.32.558.49.655.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good62.20.962.90.959.22.746.
Functional limitationsNo limitation61.
IADLs only64.21.565.21.656.95.0****57.67.4
1–2 ADLs63.**54.18.962.67.5
Three or more ADLs53.****43.57.7
At least 1 ADL/IADL61.70.962.

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_2-1a: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.