Table 4_1_4-2a

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_4.2a
Adult current smokers with a checkup in the last 12 months who received advice to quit smoking, by race, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalSingle raceMultiple races
65 and over73.**********
Family incomeaNegative/poor65.52.968.23.764.35.5********
Near poor/low61.52.959.73.461.25.0********
EducationbLess than high school64.22.465.72.860.55.0********
High school graduate66.********
At least some college63.22.561.42.7**********
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed60.91.860.71.962.54.0********
Not employed68.82.571.22.960.95.2********
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private64.********
Public only70.42.972.93.767.75.2********
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only**************
Medicare and private74.**********
Medicare and other public**************
Residence locationcMetropolitan65.01.565.51.663.12.8********
  Large central metro65.02.565.73.463.73.8********
  Large fringe metro64.52.565.22.7**********
  Medium metro63.43.362.53.7**********
  Small metro70.24.372.24.1**********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish65.11.465.81.562.32.7********
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good62.01.562.91.757.83.0********
Activity limitationscBasic activities75.92.375.62.7**********
Complex activities77.22.678.43.0**********
Neither basic nor complex activities61.31.662.41.757.93.3********

a 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.

b 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.

c 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 4_1_4-2a: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.