Table 16_8_2-1b

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_2.1b
Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and over who had an eye examination in the last 12 months,a by ethnicity, United States, 2004
Population groupTotalNon-HispanicHispanic, all races
All racesWhiteBlack
85 and over63.
Near poor/low58.
Health insuranceMedicare and Medicaid53.11.854.21.954.52.653.53.349.74.1
Medicare HMO65.51.766.41.767.01.761.26.859.15.0
Medicare and private64.60.964.30.964.
Medicare fee for service only43.12.642.42.641.42.646.
Residence locationMSA63.30.863.60.864.30.861.02.659.92.1
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good62.20.962.40.963.00.959.42.859.32.3
Functional limitationsNo limitation61.
IADLs only64.21.564.11.665.11.756.
1–2 ADLs63.
Three or more ADLs53.
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.

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