Table 1_2_1-2a

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_1.2a
Women age 18 and over who received a Pap smear within the last 3 years,a by race, United States, 2005
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 77.90.478.20.480.
Age, not age adjusted18–4483.60.684.00.686.
65 and over54.
Health insurance,b ages 18–64Private86.30.586.60.589.
Health insurance, age 65 and over, not age adjustedMedicare and private56.91.356.41.468.85.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and public56.62.755.
Medicare only50.31.950.
Family incomecNegative/poor67.
Near poor/low70.80.969.
Education, age 25 and overLess than high school67.
High school graduate75.70.875.80.978.
At least some college83.10.583.60.583.71.575.43.2DSUDSUDSUDSU84.94.5
Residence locationdLarge central metro77.80.778.30.881.41.463.63.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Large fringe metro79.00.879.50.979.82.463.05.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medium metro77.50.977.
Small metro80.
Micropolitan (nonmetro)76.71.376.51.480.03.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Noncore (nonmetro)73.61.574.21.670.43.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

a Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 standard population, except where indicated.

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 refers 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 the National Health Interview Survey entry in Appendix A, Data Sources.

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; SE: standard error.

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_1-2a: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.