Table 2_1_4-2a

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_4.2a
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received a dilated eye examination in the calendar year,a by race, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalSingle raceMultiple races
Age, not adjusted40–5954.92.354.52.754.64.7********
60 and over67.********
Family incomebNegative/poor47.53.448.94.2**********
Near poor/low47.**********
EducationcLess than high school48.********
High school graduate61.92.663.53.0**********
At least some college65.42.766.33.1**********
Employment status, ages 40–64Employed61.13.460.63.8**********
Not employed57.72.760.33.1**********
Health insurance, ages 40–64Any private67.92.668.32.9**********
Public only48.23.950.64.2**********
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only69.84.376.24.6**********
Medicare and private69.**********
Medicare and other public56.**********
Residence locationdMetropolitan60.********
  Large central metro55.52.957.43.653.14.5********
  Large fringe metro69.83.471.13.9**********
  Medium metro56.**********
  Small metro62.96.563.27.1**********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish60.91.961.********
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good61.********
Activity limitationsdBasic activities55.62.956.93.349.15.5********
Complex activities58.********
Neither basic nor complex activities60.********

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_4-2a: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.