Table 2_1_5-2c

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_5.2c
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who had their feet checked for sores or irritation in the calendar year,a by family income,b United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Age, not adjusted40–5970.
60 and over70.91.969.25.470.23.870.53.472.73.1
RaceWhite, single race70.91.869.93.862.
Black, single race75.43.1********
Asian, single race**********
NHOPI, single race**********
AI/AN, single race**********
Multiple races**********
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races71.91.570.13.863.
Non-Hispanic, White72.21.974.
Non-Hispanic, Black75.53.1********
EducationcLess than high school67.62.767.**
High school graduate69.92.5**64.14.867.84.873.94.4
At least some college75.02.6****79.83.776.23.9
Employment status, ages 40–64Employed72.33.2****
Not employed67.32.770.44.366.05.5****
Health insurance, ages 40–64Any private71.32.6****68.04.776.93.7
Public only72.73.976.35.2******
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only67.14.3********
Medicare and private73.82.8********
Medicare and other public69.35.0********
Residence locationdMetropolitan71.31.767.73.762.13.973.22.975.73.0
  Large central metro72.42.768.
  Large fringe metro68.33.5********
  Medium metro72.23.2********
  Small metro73.76.0********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish71.21.666.73.663.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good71.01.963.
Activity limitationsdBasic activities72.52.473.74.367.25.372.34.478.65.3
Complex activities72.02.772.84.665.**
Neither basic nor complex activities68.61.9**

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