Table 4_1_3-1

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 4_1_3.1
Adults who received a blood cholesterol measurement in the last 5 years,a United States, 1998, 2003, and 2008
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 74.60.473.20.367.00.3
65 and over94.60.493.00.487.30.5
RaceAI/AN only66.54.868.34.8DNCDNC
Asian only80.51.475.51.7DNCDNC
Black only77.
White only73.80.472.70.4DNCDNC
Multiple races75.
EthnicityHispanic, all races71.
Non-Hispanic, all races75.00.473.90.467.90.4
Non-Hispanic, Black76.
Non-Hispanic, White74.10.573.40.4DNADNA
Health insurance,b ages 18-64Private75.20.573.40.467.10.4
Public only71.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare and private95.90.494.80.589.80.6
Medicare and public93.
Medicare only92.50.988.
Family incomecNegative/poor64.
Near poor/low67.50.966.00.859.50.8
Education, age 25 and overLess than high school69.
High school graduate74.50.874.20.668.60.6
At least some college84.70.483.60.478.20.4
Location of residencedMetropolitan75.80.4DNADNADNADNA
  Large central metro77.30.7DNADNADNADNA
  Large fringe metro78.70.8DNADNADNADNA
  Medium metro73.60.8DNADNADNADNA
  Small metro69.61.4DNADNADNADNA
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)68.21.4DNADNADNADNA
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)67.01.9DNADNADNADNA
Activity limitations,d age 18 and overBasic activities76.41.4DNADNADNADNA
Complex activities74.51.4DNADNADNADNA
Neither basic nor complex activities74.60.4DNADNADNADNA

a Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 standard population.� Age data and health insurance data for age 65 and over are unadjusted.

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c 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.

d For more information, see the National Health Interview Survey entry in Appendix A, Data Sources.

DNA - Data have not been analyzed.

DNC - Data have not been collected.

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.


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: Table 4_1_3-1: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.