Table 9_1_4-2b

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_4.2b
Adults with obesity who ever received advice from a health provider about eating fewer high-fat or high-cholesterol foods, by ethnicity, United States, 2006
    Non-Hispanic  
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 50.30.951.71.053.61.244.91.742.21.6
Age18–4436.31.237.61.538.51.833.82.331.51.9
45–6460.21.360.61.462.21.554.62.457.13.1
65 and over66.02.065.72.265.12.467.73.869.74.6
GenderMale48.51.350.91.452.21.641.82.935.62.4
Female52.01.152.61.255.01.446.81.848.72.2
Family incomeaNegative/poor43.31.943.02.149.32.632.03.144.43.8
Near poor/low46.61.549.21.950.92.443.03.238.52.7
Middle47.41.648.61.748.82.046.93.141.22.8
High56.81.557.61.658.61.753.93.748.15.2
EducationbLess than high school45.71.648.72.250.12.943.93.439.92.0
High school graduate49.21.450.81.553.11.743.12.738.63.0
At least some college53.41.353.61.454.91.547.52.950.83.8
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed45.61.147.31.348.81.541.82.136.42.0
Not employed54.01.855.21.959.22.243.93.148.93.2
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private50.31.151.01.352.51.445.72.344.62.6
Public only51.32.351.32.556.63.341.63.451.33.9
Uninsured32.01.835.12.436.63.229.33.326.22.3
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only59.93.659.23.858.84.2DSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private69.42.568.72.667.72.8DSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public65.34.465.65.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan50.81.052.61.254.81.445.41.842.21.7
  Large central metro51.41.654.11.858.92.546.02.444.52.2
  Large fringe metro49.82.150.92.554.02.840.33.842.74.3
  Medium metro51.61.953.62.054.22.349.03.836.04.7
  Small metro49.52.950.93.350.93.847.25.237.65.1
Nonmetropolitan48.22.148.52.149.32.241.55.942.84.0
  Micropolitan51.02.651.52.751.63.052.05.444.24.8
  Noncore43.13.643.33.845.53.9DSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish51.41.051.91.053.61.245.01.745.32.4
Other39.42.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU38.92.1
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good46.61.048.41.150.51.341.02.036.51.8
Fair/poor65.31.865.21.866.82.258.53.265.93.4
Activity limitationscBasic activities68.91.668.91.869.82.162.23.368.85.3
Complex activities68.42.067.12.268.82.460.44.380.04.5
Neither basic nor complex activities45.41.047.01.148.91.340.32.037.81.7

a 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.

b Less than high school refers to fewer than 12 years of education; high school graduate, 12 years of education; and at least some college, more than 12 years of education.

c For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix A, Data Sources.

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: SE: standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

Current as of March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 9_1_4-2b: 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_4-2b.html