Table 4_1_3-2a

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 4_1_3.2a
Adults who received a blood cholesterol measurement in the last 5 years,a by race, United States, 2003
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 73.20.372.70.475.
Age, not age adjusted18–4459.00.658.10.662.91.566.92.6DSUDSU53.16.562.54.3
65 and over93.00.493.30.490.31.488.34.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance,b age 18–64Private73.40.472.80.577.01.477.32.1DSUDSU68.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare and private94.80.594.80.595.01.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and public92.
Medicare only88.
Family incomecNegative/poor64.10.963.
Near poor/low66.00.865.10.871.
Education, age 25 and overLess than high school66.40.966.
High school graduate74.20.673.80.778.21.565.44.7DSUDSUDSUDSU60.87.4
At least some college83.60.483.20.484.
Residence locationUrban74.30.473.80.476.40.875.11.8DSUDSU67.94.676.03.0

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.

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: 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_3-2a: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.