Table 16_8_8-1b

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_8.1b
Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and over who received dental care in the last 12 months,a by ethnicity, United States, 2004
Population groupTotalNon-HispanicHispanic, all races
All racesWhiteBlack
85 and over36.91.337.61.440.61.510.12.825.84.0
Near poor/low34.
Health insuranceMedicare and Medicaid19.71.420.71.719.
Medicare HMO48.
Medicare and private53.00.953.30.954.40.931.52.946.83.0
Medicare fee for service only21.41.521.51.724.32.0****
Residence locationMSA48.20.949.70.952.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good49.90.950.
Functional limitationsNo limitation50.
IADLs only44.71.644.91.747.51.923.94.542.64.9
1–2 ADLs37.61.638.41.640.51.621.04.626.23.8
Three or more ADLs29.61.530.61.731.
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: 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_8-1b: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.