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
Population groupPercentSEPercentSE
Age, not age adjusted20–4458.91.660.71.8
65 and over73.
EthnicityMexican American57.12.356.51.9
Non-Hispanic, Black60.
Non-Hispanic, White66.41.470.51.7
Family incomebNegative/poor61.52.966.33.2
Near poor/low62.51.966.52.8
Education, age 25 and overLess than high school59.
High school graduate64.
At least some college70.

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.