Table 4_1_3-1

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_3.1
Adults who received a blood cholesterol measurement in the last 5 years,a United States, 1998 and 2003
Population groupPercentSEPercentSE
Total 73.20.367.00.3
Age (not age adjusted)18–4459.00.653.00.5
65 and over93.00.487.30.5
RaceAI/AN only68.34.8DNCDNC
Asian only75.51.7DNCDNC
Black only75.21.0DNCDNC
White only72.70.4DNCDNC
Multiple races76.12.6DNCDNC
EthnicityHispanic, all races68.40.859.10.9
Non-Hispanic, all races73.90.467.90.4
Non-Hispanic, Black75.31.0DNCDNC
Non-Hispanic, White73.40.4DNCDNC
Health insurance,b ages 50–64, not age adjustedPrivate73.40.467.10.4
Public only70.
Health insurance, age 65 and over, not age adjustedMedicare and private94.80.589.80.6
Medicare and public92.
Medicare only88.
Family incomecNegative/poor64.10.955.30.9
Near poor/low66.00.859.50.8
EducationLess than high school66.40.957.90.9
High school graduate74.20.668.60.6
At least some college83.60.478.20.4
Residence locationdUrban74.30.468.40.4

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.

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

DNC - Data were not collected.

Key: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; NHOPI: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander.

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_3-1: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.