Table 2_1_3-2b

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_3.2b
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who had their blood cholesterol checked in the last 2 years,a by ethnicity, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNon-HispanicHispanic, all races
All racesWhiteBlack
Age, not adjusted40–5995.
60 and over97.90.697.80.698.70.595.81.798.40.9
Family incomebNegative/poor95.31.495.61.795.92.1****
Near poor/low91.72.990.23.790.24.6**96.61.7
EducationcLess than high school93.
High school graduate96.****
At least some college97.****
Employment status, ages 40–64Employed97.**95.02.3
Not employed94.11.594.51.696.21.5**92.73.1
Health insurance, ages 40–64Any private97.****
Public only93.******
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only98.90.699.00.699.30.7****
Medicare and private99.70.399.70.499.60.4****
Medicare and other public93.******
Residence locationdMetropolitan96.10.896.70.997.50.997.51.393.42.0
  Large central metro94.21.795.
  Large fringe metro96.51.496.21.596.81.7****
  Medium metro97.****
  Small metro98.90.798.80.8******
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish96.40.896.80.897.10.997.01.492.33.0
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good96.30.996.
Activity limitationsdBasic activities96.31.396.21.497.
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: 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_3-2b: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.