Table 2_1_2-2c

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_2.2c
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received a hemoglobin A1c measurement in the calendar year,a by family income,b United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Age, not adjusted40–5988.01.685.
60 and over93.
RaceWhite, single race90.41.386.93.485.
Black, single race91.41.9********
Asian, single race**********
NHOPI, single race**********
AI/AN, single race**********
Multiple races**********
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races90.
Non-Hispanic, White91.51.4**84.74.493.
Non-Hispanic, Black91.31.9********
EducationcLess than high school88.42.389.**
High school graduate90.72.1**88.75.391.82.892.72.6
At least some college91.01.6****92.22.892.12.6
Employment status, ages 40–64Employed90.71.5****93.61.991.82.3
Not employed90.51.988.53.385.84.6****
Health insurance, ages 40–64Any private92.51.4****94.81.792.12.4
Public only88.62.6********
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only91.12.4********
Medicare and private95.91.3********
Medicare and other public88.13.5********
Residence locationdMetropolitan89.61.384.53.383.73.792.
  Large central metro91.01.7**85.65.4****
  Large fringe metro90.62.9********
  Medium metro86.72.6********
  Small metro89.73.1********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish90.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good89.51.4**84.34.493.
Activity limitationsdBasic activities91.21.689.42.986.84.795.02.2**
Complex activities93.01.489.63.1******
Neither basic nor complex activities89.61.4**85.33.891.62.391.22.1

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