Table 2_1_5-2b

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_5.2b
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who had their feet checked for sores or irritation in the calendar year,a by ethnicity, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNon-HispanicHispanic, all races
All racesWhiteBlack
Age, not adjusted40–5970.
60 and over70.91.970.
Family incomebNegative/poor67.****
Near poor/low63.83.463.**66.85.0
EducationcLess than high school67.62.769.03.570.04.475.86.866.23.6
High school graduate69.92.571.72.569.93.2****
At least some college75.02.675.12.777.12.9****
Employment status, ages 40–64Employed72.**62.89.1
Not employed67.32.768.**62.46.1
Health insurance, ages 40–64Any private71.32.672.22.673.33.0****
Public only72.73.973.33.8******
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only67.14.365.84.8******
Medicare and private73.82.874.12.874.83.0****
Medicare and other public69.35.0********
Residence locationdMetropolitan71.31.772.61.972.32.478.92.965.73.2
  Large central metro72.42.774.03.377.84.778.83.569.24.1
  Large fringe metro68.33.570.53.867.44.7****
  Medium metro72.****
  Small metro73.******
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish71.21.672.21.571.91.975.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good71.01.971.
Activity limitationsdBasic activities72.52.472.92.673.
Complex activities72.02.772.32.972.73.6****
Neither basic nor complex activities68.61.970.

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_5-2b: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.