Table 16_8_8-1c

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_8.1c
Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and over who received dental care in the last 12 months, by income,a United States, 2004
Population groupTotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
85 and over36.91.319.42.430.
Multiple races/other29.93.1**24.64.435.64.652.78.3
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, White49.40.927.92.336.61.350.
Non-Hispanic, Black24.71.915.13.320.72.934.73.840.57.1
Non-Hispanic, other39.72.426.04.935.54.439.34.468.96.2
Hispanic, all races33.51.924.24.426.02.546.74.863.57.0
Health insuranceMedicare and Medicaid19.71.417.61.922.42.0****
Medicare HMO48.
Medicare and private53.00.938.
Medicare fee for service only21.41.513.
Residence locationMSA48.20.926.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good49.90.927.
Functional limitationsNo limitation50.
IADLs only44.71.628.63.634.
1–2 ADLs37.61.620.92.926.
Three or more ADLs29.61.514.22.828.42.637.83.345.75.5
At least 1 ADL/IADL38.

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