Table 2_1_4-2a

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 2_1_4.2a
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who had their feet checked for sores or irritation in the calendar year,a by race, United States, 2006
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 69.11.668.11.878.02.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
60 and over73.81.872.
Family incomebNegative/poor70.
Near poor/low61.
EducationcLess than high school64.02.564.
High school graduate67.92.566.
At least some college72.92.371.42.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Employment status, ages 40–64Employed70.72.669.72.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Not employed73.22.372.92.777.65.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, ages 40–64Any private72.22.472.62.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only68.73.667.14.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private73.
Residence locationdMetropolitan70.61.669.21.980.72.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large central metro71.02.866.13.785.83.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metro72.93.475.23.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish70.11.768.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good67.
Activity limitationsdBasic activities73.
Complex activities74.92.574.12.980.24.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities66.

a Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 standard population using two age groups: 40–59 and 60 and over.

b 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.

c 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.

d For more information, see the MEPS 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: 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_4-2a: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.