Table 4_1_6-2c

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_6.2c
Adults with obesity who ever received advice from a health provider to exercise more, by family income,a United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
65 and over66.
RaceWhite, single race58.
Black, single race56.01.648.
Asian, single race**********
NHOPI, single race**********
AI/AN, single race**********
Multiple races60.85.7********
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races60.
Non-Hispanic, White61.
Non-Hispanic, Black56.11.648.
EducationbLess than high school50.51.646.42.651.42.349.
High school graduate57.01.548.93.450.22.458.72.362.12.5
At least some college63.21.356.23.955.23.563.42.565.71.7
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed56.
Not employed60.01.754.32.858.
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private60.
Public only59.41.955.42.663.83.759.75.4**
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only62.53.9********
Medicare and private68.62.3**61.55.471.
Medicare and other public62.44.5********
Residence locationcMetropolitan59.
  Large central metro55.21.451.
  Large fringe metro61.41.959.16.358.44.460.93.863.02.7
  Medium metro60.52.442.94.650.
  Small metro62.12.740.15.557.44.956.05.575.33.9
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish60.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good55.
Activity limitationscBasic activities70.61.567.23.363.33.474.12.576.23.2
Complex activities69.31.866.03.566.03.773.43.772.14.6
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_6-2c: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.