Table 4_1_7-2a

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_7.2a
Adults with obesity who ever received advice from a health provider about eating fewer high-fat or high-cholesterol foods, by race, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalSingle raceMultiple races
65 and over65.41.865.********
Family incomeaNegative/poor45.********
Near poor/low42.91.843.22.340.43.5********
EducationbLess than high school46.01.546.01.843.13.2********
High school graduate46.81.348.01.641.82.6********
At least some college54.11.355.21.553.12.5********
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed45.********
Not employed52.01.752.********
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private50.********
Public only49.31.949.62.550.34.0********
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only59.23.960.34.2**********
Medicare and private68.72.468.82.5**********
Medicare and other public65.04.563.65.7**********
Residence locationcMetropolitan49.80.950.********
  Large central metro46.61.646.********
  Large fringe metro53.********
  Medium metro50.********
  Small metro49.32.348.62.752.48.1********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish51.20.952.******51.15.7
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good46.********
Activity limitationscBasic activities64.61.665.61.860.93.6********
Complex activities64.51.965.********
Neither basic nor complex activities45.40.946.********

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_7-2a: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.