Table 4_1_2-1

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 4_1_2.1
Adults with hypertension whose blood pressure is under control,a United States, 1999–2002 and 2003–2006
Population group2003–20061999–2002
Age, not age adjusted18–3926.44.1DNADNA
60 and over41.91.5DNADNA
EthnicityMexican American27.32.716.63.1
Non-Hispanic, Black34.
Non-Hispanic, White37.
Family incomebNegative/poor31.
Near poor/low32.13.826.33.6
Education, age 20 and overLess than high school30.02.8DNADNA
High school graduate37.53.0DNADNA
Some college41.12.5DNADNA

a Percentages are age adjusted to the 2000 standard population, except where indicated, using 3 age groups: 18–39, 40–59, and 60 and over. Hypertension is defined as either having elevated blood pressure (average systolic pressure of at least 140 mm Hg or average diastolic pressure of at least 90 mm Hg) or taking antihypertension medication. Blood pressure under control is defined as having average systolic blood pressure less than 140 mm Hg and average diastolic blood pressure less than 90 mm Hg based on average of 3 measurements and taking antihypertension medication.

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.

DNA - Data have not been analyzed.

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 4_1_2-1: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.