Table 4_1_7-2b

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_7.2b
Adults with obesity who ever received advice from a health provider about eating fewer high-fat or high-cholesterol foods, by ethnicity, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNon-HispanicHispanic, all races
All racesWhiteBlack
65 and over65.41.864.91.965.
Family incomeaNegative/poor45.
Near poor/low42.91.845.
EducationbLess than high school46.01.551.11.852.82.344.03.433.82.4
High school graduate46.81.348.41.450.51.742.02.635.23.0
At least some college54.11.354.81.356.31.652.52.745.93.9
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed45.
Not employed52.01.754.11.956.02.349.22.843.33.1
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private50.
Public only49.31.950.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only59.23.957.****
Medicare and private68.72.468.92.469.12.6****
Medicare and other public65.04.562.85.5******
Residence locationcMetropolitan49.80.952.
  Large central metro46.61.650.31.852.72.847.
  Large fringe metro53.
  Medium metro50.
  Small metro49.32.350.12.549.52.952.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish51.20.952.10.953.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good46.
Activity limitationscBasic activities64.61.664.11.665.
Complex activities64.51.964.51.964.92.463.
Neither basic nor complex activities45.40.948.

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