Table 4_1_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 4_1_1.1
Adults who received a blood pressure measurement in the last 2 years and can state whether their blood pressure was normal or high,a United States, 1998 and 2003
  20031998
Population groupPercentSEPercentSE
Total 90.40.290.10.2
Age (not age adjusted)18–4488.00.388.80.3
45–6492.40.391.50.3
65 and over94.30.492.10.4
RaceAI/AN only89.13.0DNCDNC
Asian only87.11.4DNCDNC
NHOPI onlyDSUDSUDNCDNC
Black only92.00.5DNCDNC
White only90.30.3DNCDNC
Multiple races89.41.9DNCDNC
EthnicityHispanic, all races83.20.783.60.7
Non-Hispanic, all races91.70.291.00.2
Non-Hispanic, Black92.10.5DNCDNC
Non-Hispanic, White91.90.3DNCDNC
GenderMale87.70.387.50.3
Female93.00.292.70.3
Health insurance,b ages 50–64, not age adjustedPrivate92.60.392.20.3
Public only93.10.591.70.7
Uninsured77.60.777.30.8
Health insurance, age 65 and over, not age adjustedMedicare and private95.10.493.40.5
Medicare and public94.80.990.11.2
Medicare only91.70.989.00.9
Family incomecNegative/poor85.90.785.10.7
Near poor/low87.10.686.60.6
Middle90.20.590.00.4
High93.20.493.40.3
EducationLess than high school82.90.783.70.7
High school graduate90.80.489.60.4
At least some college93.70.292.90.3
Residence locationdUrban90.20.390.10.2
Rural91.10.590.20.5

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

DNC - Data were not collected.

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: stanard 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 4_1_1-1: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr09/4_heartdiseases/T4_1_1-1.html