Table 4_1_6-2a

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_6.2a
Adults with obesity who ever received advice from a health provider to exercise more, by race, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalSingle raceMultiple races
65 and over66.********
Family incomeaNegative/poor49.********
Near poor/low51.91.651.********
EducationbLess than high school50.51.650.********
High school graduate57.01.558.11.752.12.8********
At least some college63.21.363.21.564.22.5********
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed56.********
Not employed60.01.761.********
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private60.********
Public only59.41.960.62.457.93.6********
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only62.53.962.34.4**********
Medicare and private68.62.367.22.5**********
Medicare and other public62.44.561.15.7**********
Residence locationcMetropolitan59.********
  Large central metro55.21.454.21.857.32.4********
  Large fringe metro61.41.963.********
  Medium metro60.52.460.12.764.33.9********
  Small metro62.12.761.********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish60.******61.46.0
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good55.********
Activity limitationscBasic activities70.61.570.21.769.93.0********
Complex activities69.31.869.********
Neither basic nor complex activities54.********

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_6-2a: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.