Table 2_1_2-2a

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 2_1_2.2a
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received a hemoglobin A1c measurement in the calendar year,a by race, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalSingle raceMultiple races
Age, not adjusted40–5988.01.688.41.9**********
60 and over93.********
Family incomebNegative/poor85.52.986.93.4**********
Near poor/low85.**********
EducationcLess than high school88.42.389.22.2**********
High school graduate90.**********
At least some college91.01.690.81.9**********
Employment status, ages 40–64Employed90.71.590.61.8**********
Not employed90.51.991.12.1**********
Health insurance, ages 40–64Any private92.51.492.11.7**********
Public only88.62.691.32.2**********
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only91.12.490.03.1**********
Medicare and private95.91.396.11.4**********
Medicare and other public88.13.5************
Residence locationdMetropolitan89.61.389.81.591.81.9********
  Large central metro91.01.792.********
  Large fringe metro90.62.989.03.6**********
  Medium metro86.72.687.62.6**********
  Small metro89.73.1************
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish90.********
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good89.51.489.61.792.02.7********
Activity limitationsdBasic activities91.21.692.81.489.92.6********
Complex activities93.01.493.41.6**********
Neither basic nor complex activities89.61.489.31.793.62.6********

a Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 standard population with two age groups: 40–59 and 60 and over, except where indicated.

b Negative/poor refers to household 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.

c Less than high school refers to fewer than 12 years of education; high school graduate, 12 years of education; and at least some college, more than 12 years of education.

d For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix A, Data Sources.

* - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; NHOPI: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; SE: standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.


Current as of September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 2_1_2-2a: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.