Table 4_1_7-2c

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_7.2c
Adults with obesity who ever received advice from a health provider about eating fewer high-fat or high-cholesterol foods, by family income,a United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
65 and over65.41.860.34.657.43.666.43.573.82.8
RaceWhite, single race50.
Black, single race46.51.644.63.340.43.549.52.949.73.6
Asian, single race**********
NHOPI, single race**********
AI/AN, single race**********
Multiple races51.25.6********
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races51.70.947.32.345.
Non-Hispanic, White53.
Non-Hispanic, Black46.51.644.23.440.73.549.42.949.93.6
EducationbLess than high school46.01.542.82.745.72.644.72.956.64.9
High school graduate46.81.343.83.439.02.446.72.352.82.4
At least some college54.11.352.44.345.13.653.82.456.22.0
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed45.
Not employed52.01.748.52.847.
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private50.
Public only49.31.945.92.650.63.754.25.7**
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only59.23.9********
Medicare and private68.72.4**59.25.369.
Medicare and other public65.04.5********
Residence locationcMetropolitan49.80.945.52.343.
  Large central metro46.61.644.93.343.92.945.82.649.62.7
  Large fringe metro53.
  Medium metro50.
  Small metro49.32.3**37.34.444.44.359.34.4
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish51.20.946.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good46.
Activity limitationscBasic activities64.61.663.
Complex activities64.51.964.53.557.73.371.43.764.15.2
Neither basic nor complex activities45.40.936.22.436.

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