Table 16_8_2-1c

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_2.1c
Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and over who had an eye examination in the last 12 months, by income,a United States, 2004
Population groupTotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
85 and over63.
Multiple races/other57.
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, White62.70.854.22.358.
Non-Hispanic, Black58.
Non-Hispanic, other55.42.646.
Hispanic, all races59.
Health insuranceMedicare and Medicaid53.11.850.****
Medicare HMO65.51.765.96.361.
Medicare and private64.60.957.
Medicare fee for service only43.12.641.
Residence locationMSA63.30.853.41.959.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good62.20.952.
Functional limitationsNo limitation61.
IADLs only64.21.559.53.458.32.668.12.570.83.7
1–2 ADLs63.
Three or more ADLs53.
At least 1 ADL/IADL61.70.955.21.757.51.666.41.568.32.1

a Estimates are for full-year community residents age 65 and over. 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_2-1c: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.