Table 2_1_4-2b

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_4.2b
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received a dilated eye examination in the calendar year,a by ethnicity, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNon-HispanicHispanic, all races
All racesWhiteBlack
Age, not adjusted40–5954.92.356.92.556.
60 and over67.
Family incomebNegative/poor47.53.447.****
Near poor/low47.**49.45.4
EducationcLess than high school48.
High school graduate61.92.663.22.664.93.1****
At least some college65.42.766.22.867.03.2****
Employment status, ages 40–64Employed61.13.462.93.762.84.0**47.99.4
Not employed57.72.759.**49.44.8
Health insurance, ages 40–64Any private67.92.669.62.670.23.0****
Public only48.23.946.44.548.65.1****
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only69.84.369.74.2******
Medicare and private69.****
Medicare and other public56.******
Residence locationdMetropolitan60.
  Large central metro55.52.956.63.560.65.653.74.653.24.8
  Large fringe metro69.83.471.63.572.94.1****
  Medium metro56.****
  Small metro62.96.565.87.1******
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish60.91.961.81.962.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good61.
Activity limitationsdBasic activities55.62.956.
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: 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_4-2b: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.