Table 4_1_4-2d

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_4.2d
Adult current smokers with a checkup in the last 12 months who received advice to quit smoking, by education,a United States, 2005
Population groupTotalLess than high schoolHigh school graduateAt least some college
65 and over72.83.2******
RaceWhite, single race65.31.565.72.868.62.561.42.7
Black, single race62.32.760.**
Asian, single race********
NHOPI, single race********
AI/AN, single race********
Multiple races********
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races65.21.465.32.666.42.363.82.5
Non-Hispanic, White66.01.667.
Non-Hispanic, Black61.92.660.**
Family incomebNegative/poor65.82.965.43.560.45.3**
Near poor/low61.**
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed61.21.858.63.764.22.759.23.0
Not employed69.02.567.63.868.73.971.64.2
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private64.
Public only70.82.969.33.468.85.4**
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only********
Medicare and private74.74.0******
Medicare and other public********
Residence locationcMetropolitan65.31.565.02.767.72.562.92.7
  Large central metro65.12.665.73.865.
  Large fringe metro65.02.5**65.84.864.95.1
  Medium metro63.83.466.
  Small metro70.14.3******
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish65.31.464.72.567.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good62.21.559.
Activity limitationscBasic activities76.12.374.83.775.93.678.15.0
Complex activities77.52.774.**
Neither basic nor complex activities61.61.660.

a 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.

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