Table 4_1_3-2c

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_3.2c
Adults who received a blood cholesterol measurement in the last 5 years,a by family income,b United States, 2003
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 73.20.364.10.966.00.872.20.679.40.5
Age, not age adjusted18–4459.00.645.21.649.
65 and over93.00.487.91.691.20.994.30.795.00.8
RaceAI/AN only68.34.8DSUDSUDSUDSU67.45.7DSUDSU
Asian only75.51.769.34.961.05.372.93.384.02.5
Black only75.
White only72.70.463.
Multiple races76.12.670.66.472.
EthnicityHispanic, all races68.40.860.51.763.91.571.51.479.21.6
Non-Hispanic, all races73.90.465.
Non-Hispanic, Black75.
Non-Hispanic, White73.40.464.71.565.
Health insurance,c age 18–64Private73.40.468.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare and private94.80.590.
Medicare and public92.
Medicare only88.
Education, age 25 and overLess than high school66.40.962.01.564.71.669.11.573.92.7
High school graduate74.20.667.81.768.61.473.
At least some college83.60.477.11.577.
Residence locationUrban74.30.465.

a Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 standard population, except where indicated.

b 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.

c 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.

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