Table 2_1_3-2d

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_3.2d
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who had their blood cholesterol checked in the last 2 years,a by education,b United States, 2005
Population groupTotalLess than high schoolHigh school graduateAt least some college
Age, not adjusted40–5995.
60 and over97.90.697.20.996.51.5100.00.0
RaceWhite, single race96.40.995.31.696.71.396.91.5
Black, single race96.81.494.23.7****
Asian, single race********
NHOPI, single race********
AI/AN, single race********
Multiple races********
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races96.50.893.22.797.30.997.31.2
Non-Hispanic, White97.10.996.
Non-Hispanic, Black96.81.494.23.7****
Family incomecNegative/poor95.31.494.82.0****
Near poor/low91.62.991.64.592.13.4**
Employment status, ages 40–64Employed97.01.1**96.61.997.81.3
Not employed94.11.591.**
Health insurance, ages 40–64Any private97.21.0**96.71.697.61.3
Public only93.****
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only98.90.6******
Medicare and private99.70.3****100.00.0
Medicare and other public93.****
Residence locationdMetropolitan96.10.892.82.496.01.498.20.9
  Large central metro94.21.789.
  Large fringe metro96.51.4******
  Medium metro97.****
  Small metro98.90.7******
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish96.40.893.32.596.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good96.20.993.72.496.
Activity limitationsdBasic activities96.21.393.63.396.41.598.51.5
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 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.

c 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.

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