Table 4_1_1-2b

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_1.2b
Adults who received a blood pressure measurement in the last 2 years and can state whether their blood pressure was normal or high,a by ethnicity, United States, 2003
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Age, not age adjusted18–4488.00.390.20.490.40.490.70.877.31.0
65 and over94.30.494.40.494.80.492.51.391.61.6
Health insurance,b age 18–64Private92.60.393.00.393.00.394.80.688.41.0
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare and private95.10.495.20.595.20.595.31.794.62.0
Medicare and public94.80.995.
Medicare only91.70.992.00.992.
Family incomecNegative/poor85.90.788.40.888.
Near poor/low87.10.689.30.689.50.890.11.380.91.5
Education, age 25 and overLess than high school82.90.787.00.986.
High school graduate90.80.490.90.491.20.591.60.989.71.2
At least some college93.
Residence locationUrban90.20.391.80.392.10.392.30.582.80.8

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.

Key: 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 4_1_1-2b: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.