Table 4_1_4-2b

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 4_1_4.2b
Adult current smokers with a checkup in the last 12 months who received advice to quit smoking, by ethnicity, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNon-HispanicHispanic, all races
All racesWhiteBlack
65 and over73.****
Family incomeaNegative/poor65.52.966.**
Near poor/low61.52.961.**
EducationbLess than high school64.22.465.32.667.
High school graduate66.**
At least some college63.22.563.82.562.02.8****
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed60.91.861.21.961.
Not employed68.82.569.32.772.**
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private64.
Public only70.42.970.**
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only**********
Medicare and private74.****
Medicare and other public**********
Residence locationcMetropolitan65.01.565.71.666.31.862.72.858.03.7
  Large central metro65.02.565.52.966.64.363.23.862.34.9
  Large fringe metro64.52.566.22.667.32.9****
  Medium metro63.43.363.03.461.93.9****
  Small metro70.24.371.****
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish65.11.465.21.466.11.662.02.662.35.3
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good62.01.562.61.663.61.857.22.954.74.4
Activity limitationscBasic activities75.92.376.42.476.02.8****
Complex activities77.22.677.12.778.53.1****
Neither basic nor complex activities61.31.661.71.763.01.857.23.357.34.3

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: 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_4-2b: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.