Table 2_1_3-2a

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_3.2a
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who had their blood cholesterol checked in the last 2 years,a by race, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalSingle raceMultiple races
WhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/AN
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total96.10.896.50.996.91.4********
Age, not adjusted40–5995.01.295.11.497.61.5********
60 and over97.90.698.70.495.81.7********
GenderMale94.81.395.61.4**********
Female97.30.697.20.897.21.2********
Family incomebNegative/poor95.31.495.41.7**********
Near poor/low91.72.992.33.2**********
Middle97.41.097.81.1**********
High97.60.997.61.0**********
EducationcLess than high school93.62.095.31.694.23.7********
High school graduate96.51.196.71.3**********
At least some college97.21.296.91.5**********
Employment status, ages 40–64Employed97.01.196.41.4**********
Not employed94.11.595.31.4**********
Health insurance, ages 40–64Any private97.21.096.71.2**********
Public only93.72.196.91.3**********
Uninsured89.93.489.24.0**********
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only98.90.699.10.7**********
Medicare and private99.70.399.60.4**********
Medicare and other public93.23.197.01.7**********
Residence locationdMetropolitan96.10.896.60.997.51.3********
  Large central metro94.21.794.32.197.42.1********
  Large fringe metro96.51.497.11.5**********
  Medium metro97.51.197.71.2**********
  Small metro98.90.798.90.7**********
Nonmetropolitan96.01.896.12.1**********
  Micropolitan97.81.597.51.8**********
  Noncore93.53.894.34.0**********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish96.40.896.50.997.01.4********
Other93.32.296.21.9**********
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good96.30.996.11.299.01.0********
Fair/poor95.81.297.11.094.62.5********
Activity limitationsdBasic activities96.31.397.50.996.12.4********
Complex activities97.11.098.00.994.03.4********
Neither basic nor complex activities96.11.095.91.297.51.7********

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_3-2a: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr08/2_diabetes/T2_1_3-2a.html