Table 4_1_7-2d

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_7.2d
Adults with obesity who ever received advice from a health provider about eating fewer high-fat or high-cholesterol foods, by education,a United States, 2005
Population groupTotalLess than high schoolHigh school graduateAt least some college
65 and over65.51.861.
RaceWhite, single race50.
Black, single race46.71.643.
Asian, single race********
NHOPI, single race********
AI/AN, single race********
Multiple races51.25.6******
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races51.80.951.11.848.41.454.81.3
Non-Hispanic, White53.
Non-Hispanic, Black46.71.644.03.442.02.652.52.7
Family incomebNegative/poor45.
Near poor/low43.01.845.72.639.02.445.13.6
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed45.
Not employed52.11.749.52.550.62.957.53.7
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private50.
Public only49.31.947.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only59.43.9******
Medicare and private68.82.468.04.669.23.868.83.8
Medicare and other public64.54.663.65.7****
Residence locationcMetropolitan49.90.945.41.648.21.553.31.5
  Large central metro46.61.541.22.544.52.651.12.3
  Large fringe metro53.
  Medium metro50.
  Small metro49.32.353.54.545.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish51.30.949.81.847.61.454.91.3
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good46.
Activity limitationscBasic activities64.71.664.12.962.42.767.52.6
Complex activities64.61.962.03.360.
Neither basic nor complex activities45.40.938.71.842.21.550.91.4

a 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.

b 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.

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