Table 2_1_6-2b

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_6.2b
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received a flu shot in the last 12 months,a by ethnicity, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNon-HispanicHispanic, all races
All racesWhiteBlack
Age, not adjusted40–5946.62.348.32.653.
60 and over67.
Family incomebNegative/poor47.53.449.43.958.65.5****
Near poor/low46.**43.15.0
EducationcLess than high school45.
High school graduate54.72.956.****
At least some college61.32.662.02.766.03.2****
Employment status, ages 40–64Employed48.53.550.93.852.84.2**30.16.1
Not employed48.72.849.**43.75.5
Health insurance, ages 40–64Any private51.52.753.12.855.93.2****
Public only49.******
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only70.23.970.74.374.04.7****
Medicare and private76.72.877.62.879.83.0****
Medicare and other public59.******
Residence locationdMetropolitan54.01.755.81.961.52.438.53.644.84.0
  Large central metro45.62.845.
  Large fringe metro51.93.754.33.855.54.2****
  Medium metro64.****
  Small metro63.76.763.67.5******
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish56.21.756.91.861.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good54.
Activity limitationsdBasic activities58.62.658.82.964.
Complex activities57.72.958.**
Neither basic nor complex activities51.

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_6-2b: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.