Table 2_1_2-2b

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_2.2b
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received a hemoglobin A1c measurement in the calendar year,a by ethnicity, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNon-HispanicHispanic, all races
All racesWhiteBlack
Age, not adjusted40–5988.01.689.31.790.31.9**81.04.3
60 and over93.
Family incomebNegative/poor85.52.986.43.2******
Near poor/low85.**87.03.9
EducationcLess than high school88.42.388.**89.32.6
High school graduate90.****
At least some college91.01.691.11.790.82.1****
Employment status, ages 40–64Employed90.71.591.51.691.61.9****
Not employed90.51.991.**88.34.2
Health insurance, ages 40–64Any private92.51.493.11.692.91.8****
Public only88.62.687.43.1******
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only91.12.491.12.6******
Medicare and private95.91.395.91.396.11.4****
Medicare and other public88.13.5********
Residence locationdMetropolitan89.61.390.51.491.21.691.
  Large central metro91.01.793.02.397.91.493.12.786.43.5
  Large fringe metro90.62.990.****
  Medium metro86.72.687.52.688.42.7****
  Small metro89.73.1********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish90.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good89.51.489.91.690.11.992.02.786.93.2
Activity limitationsdBasic activities91.21.691.41.893.41.689.82.789.92.7
Complex activities93.01.493.51.594.21.8****
Neither basic nor complex activities89.61.490.61.590.51.893.62.685.63.2

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: 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_2-2b: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.