Table 1_2_1-1

2009 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 1_2_1.1
Women age 18 and over who received a Pap smear within the last 3 years,a United States, 1999 and 2005
Population groupPercentSEPercentSE
Total 77.90.480.80.4
Age, not age adjusted18–4483.60.686.80.5
65 and over54.
RaceAI/AN only71.25.588.63.1
Asian only63.92.764.12.9
Black only80.
White only78.20.481.10.4
Multiple races83.92.886.23.0
EthnicityHispanic, all races74.
Non-Hispanic, all races78.60.481.60.4
Non-Hispanic, Black80.
Non-Hispanic, White79.10.581.80.4
Health insurance,b ages 18–64Private86.30.587.20.5
Public only80.
Health insurance, age 65 and over, not age adjustedMedicare and private56.91.363.41.1
Medicare and public56.62.755.43.0
Medicare only50.31.957.41.9
Family incomecNegative/poor67.
Near poor/low70.80.974.80.9
Education, age 25 and overLess than high school67.
High school graduate75.70.880.30.7
At least some college83.10.585.80.5
Residence locationdLarge central metro77.80.7DNADNA
Large fringe metro79.00.8DNADNA
Medium metro77.50.9DNADNA
Small metro80.81.0DNADNA
Micropolitan (nonmetro)76.71.3DNADNA
Noncore (nonmetro)73.61.5DNADNA

a Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 standard population, except for age categories and 1999 health insurance categories for age 65 and over.

b A small number of people who were covered by both public and private health insurance plans were included in the "private health insurance" category only.

c Negative/poor to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, 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. Missing values for family income were imputed using multiple imputation methodology. A small number of people were excluded because their family income could not be imputed.

d For more information, see National Health Interview Survey entry in Appendix A, Data Sources.

DNA - Data have not been analyzed.

DSU - 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.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey.


Current as of March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 1_2_1-1: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.