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
  20031998
Population groupPercentSEPercentSE
Total 73.20.367.00.3
Age (not age adjusted)18–4459.00.653.00.5
45–6486.70.480.80.5
65 and over93.00.487.30.5
RaceAI/AN only68.34.8DNCDNC
Asian only75.51.7DNCDNC
NHOPI onlyDSUDSUDNCDNC
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
GenderMale71.00.564.20.5
Female75.30.469.70.4
Health insurance,b ages 50–64, not age adjustedPrivate73.40.467.10.4
Public only70.31.061.51.2
Uninsured51.90.842.90.9
Health insurance, age 65 and over, not age adjustedMedicare and private94.80.589.80.6
Medicare and public92.61.186.01.5
Medicare only88.91.180.21.3
Family incomecNegative/poor64.10.955.30.9
Near poor/low66.00.859.50.8
Middle72.20.666.40.6
High79.40.573.50.5
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
Rural70.00.763.30.8

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.

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. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr09/4_heartdiseases/T4_1_3-1.html