Table 2_1_4-1

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 2_1_4.1
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who had their feet checked for sores or irritation in the calendar year, United States, 2002 and 2006
Population groupTotal population (in thousands)dPercenteSETotal population (in thousands)dPercenteSE
Total 16,47769.11.612,93573.01.3
60 and over9,33673.81.87,57872.91.6
RaceWhite, single race12,93068.11.99,94172.91.6
Black, single race2,46578.02.82,16774.22.8
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races14,29870.61.611,40074.31.5
Non-Hispanic, White10,92469.52.18,48674.71.9
Non-Hispanic, Black2,42578.02.82,15874.12.8
Hispanic, all races2,17962.03.41,53565.23.6
Family incomeaNegative/poor2,12770.63.21,62970.03.7
Near poor/low3,63161.13.13,19373.42.9
EducationbLess than high school4,55364.02.54,29966.32.5
High school graduate5,44167.92.54,24372.22.4
At least some college6,26772.92.34,26578.32.0
Employment status, ages 40–64Employed5,59770.72.64,29871.52.8
Not employed4,08973.22.32,86874.22.6
Health insurance, ages 40–64Any private6,61372.22.44,91673.62.4
Public only1,97976.72.91,40073.13.6
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only2,20768.73.61,73068.63.4
Medicare and private3,49473.53.23,06077.22.4
Medicare and other public1,01071.05.692770.04.7
Residence locationcMetropolitan12,87370.61.610,32974.11.6
  Large central metro4,18871.02.84,17573.12.6
  Large fringe metro3,63972.93.42,32578.02.9
  Medium metro3,58667.32.92,62573.93.2
  Small metro1,46071.94.91,20468.65.4
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish14,92670.11.711,48274.01.4
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good10,08767.82.07,30772.51.9
Activity limitationscBasic activities6,53473.62.25,42476.62.3
Complex activities4,16874.92.53,23375.72.3
Neither basic nor complex activities9,26366.22.1714970.51.7

a 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.

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.

d Adult diabetes population, age 40 and over. Numbers may not add to total due to missing values or rounding.

e Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 standard population using two age groups: 40–59 and 60 and over, except where indicated. Denominator excludes missing values.

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: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.


Current as of March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 2_1_4-1: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.