Table 16_8_8-1a

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_8.1a
Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and over who received dental care in the last 12 months,a by race, United States, 2004
Population groupTotalWhiteBlackAI/ANAPIMultiple races/other
85 and over36.91.340.******
Near poor/low34.
Health insuranceMedicare and Medicaid19.71.418.61.719.13.0**31.85.2**
Medicare HMO48.**53.29.649.37.6
Medicare and private53.00.954.10.931.92.951.09.867.
Medicare fee for service only21.41.524.11.8********
Residence locationMSA48.20.951.30.926.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good49.90.952.
Functional limitationsNo limitation50.
IADLs only44.71.647.01.824.94.5****34.37.8
1–2 ADLs37.61.639.91.520.54.5**40.88.922.75.7
Three or more ADLs29.61.530.11.821.54.6******
At least 1 ADL/IADL38.

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: 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_8-1a: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.