Table 2_1_7-1

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_7.1
Adults age 40 and over with diabetes whose condition was diagnosed, United States, 1999–2002 and 2003–2006a
Population group2003–20061999–2002
Age, not age adjusted40–5978.63.866.74.8
60 and over73.93.572.23.0
EthnicityMexican American85.43.575.94.5
Non-Hispanic, Black82.53.677.15.3
Non-Hispanic, White73.
Family incomebNegative/poor89.
Near poor/low75.
EducationLess than high school80.33.669.83.6
High school graduate71.
Some college78.24.568.75.3

a Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 standard population, except where indicated, using two age groups: 40–59, and 60 and over.

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.

Key: SE: standard error.

Source:� Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.


Current as of September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 2_1_7-1: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.