Table 9_1_2-1

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 9_1_2.1
Adults with obesity age 20 and over who were told by a doctor they were overweight,a United States, 1999–2002 and 2003–2006
  2003–20061999–2002
Population groupPercentSEPercentSE
Total 64.81.167.81.1
Age, not age adjusted20–4458.91.660.71.8
45–6469.71.577.41.6
65 and over73.02.071.62.3
EthnicityMexican American57.12.356.51.9
Non-Hispanic, Black60.52.163.01.9
Non-Hispanic, White66.41.470.51.7
GenderMale59.61.663.12.0
Female69.81.671.91.3
Family incomebNegative/poor61.52.966.33.2
Near poor/low62.51.966.52.8
Middle62.42.066.31.6
High70.62.471.32.4
Education, age 25 and overLess than high school59.22.263.62.2
High school graduate64.22.170.12.2
At least some college70.31.172.81.4

a Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 standard population, except where indicated, using three age groups: 20–44, 45–64, and 65 and over for total, ethnicity, gender, and family income; and using 25–44, 45–64, and 65 and over for education.

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.

Key: SE: standard error.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

Current as of March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 9_1_2-1: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr09/9_lifestyle_modification/T9_1_2-1.html