Table 2_1_3-2c

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_3.2c
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who had their blood cholesterol checked in the last 2 years,a by family income,b United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Age, not adjusted40–5995.
60 and over97.90.697.70.996.31.398.
RaceWhite, single race96.50.995.41.792.
Black, single race96.91.4********
Asian, single race**********
NHOPI, single race**********
AI/AN, single race**********
Multiple races**********
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races96.50.895.61.790.23.798.70.797.90.9
Non-Hispanic, White97.10.995.
Non-Hispanic, Black96.91.4********
EducationcLess than high school93.**
High school graduate96.51.1**92.13.495.
At least some college97.21.2****
Employment status, ages 40–64Employed97.01.1****98.70.997.01.6
Not employed94.11.594.41.892.84.0****
Health insurance, ages 40–64Any private97.21.0****99.30.796.81.4
Public only93.******
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only98.90.6********
Medicare and private99.70.3******100.00.0
Medicare and other public93.23.1********
Residence locationdMetropolitan96.10.895.21.692.82.896.91.397.71.0
  Large central metro94.21.795.
  Large fringe metro96.51.4********
  Medium metro97.51.1********
  Small metro98.90.7********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish96.40.895.21.690.23.698.40.998.00.9
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good96.30.994.72.490.
Activity limitationsdBasic activities96.31.395.61.991.94.398.60.999.60.4
Complex activities97.**
Neither basic nor complex activities96.11.0**91.24.397.51.397.21.1

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_3-2c: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.