Table 2_1_6-1

2010 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 2_1_6.1
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes,a United States, 2001-2004 and 2005-2008
Priority populationSample sizeWeighted sizePercentSESample sizeWeighted sizePercentSE
Total 1,32220,862,36176.82.21,13018,306,36172.32.5
60 and over90612,203,10871.63.47969,822,78471.82.7
EthnicityMexican American2521,578,33476.93.92881,172,45880.23.8
Non-Hispanic, Black3973,632,27079.43.32422,426,92980.64.8
Non-Hispanic, White53413,773,48975.83.952612,827,98869.13.4
Family incomecNegative/poor2572,659,22082.04.32112,330,97074.16.0
Near poor/low3825,510,15373.43.93434,630,07275.54.3
EducationLess than high school5626,054,40780.33.04925,445,49974.02.8
High school graduate3416,749,02765.53.82474,539,28073.25.6
Some college4178,051,75682.13.03878,233,00671.74.7

a Physican-diagnosed diabetes among people with physician-diagnosed (based on self-reported data;excludes women who reported having diabetes only during pregnancy) and undiagnosed diabetes (defined as a fasting blood glucose level of 123 mg/dL or higher). Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 standard population using two age groups: 40 to 59 and 60 and over, except where indicated.

b Age data are unadjusted.

c Estimates are based on a revised definition of poverty that incorporates information on family income, size, and composition and is calculated as a percentage of the U.S. Census Bureau's poverty thresholds.� Negative or poor refers to family incomes below the Federal poverty line for a given household size and composition; near poor/low, over 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.�� Respondents with unknown poverty information were excluded.

Key: SE: standard error.

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


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: Table 2_1_6-1: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.