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
Age, not adjusted40–5995.********
60 and over97.90.698.70.495.81.7********
Family incomebNegative/poor95.31.495.41.7**********
Near poor/low91.72.992.33.2**********
EducationcLess than high school93.********
High school graduate96.**********
At least some college97.**********
Employment status, ages 40–64Employed97.**********
Not employed94.11.595.31.4**********
Health insurance, ages 40–64Any private97.**********
Public only93.**********
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only98.90.699.10.7**********
Medicare and private99.70.399.60.4**********
Medicare and other public93.**********
Residence locationdMetropolitan96.10.896.60.997.51.3********
  Large central metro94.21.794.********
  Large fringe metro96.51.497.11.5**********
  Medium metro97.**********
  Small metro98.90.798.90.7**********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish96.40.896.50.997.01.4********
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good96.30.996.********
Activity limitationsdBasic activities96.31.397.50.996.12.4********
Complex activities97.********
Neither basic nor complex activities96.********

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.