Table 4_1_3-2b

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_3.2b
Adults who received a blood cholesterol measurement in the last 5 years,a by ethnicity, United States, 2008
    Non-HispanicHispanic, all races
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlack
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 74.60.475.00.474.10.576.91.071.81.0
Age18-4459.40.760.00.858.30.964.61.856.91.4
45-6488.60.489.10.589.20.588.61.284.21.6
65 and over94.60.494.70.495.10.590.61.892.11.7
GenderFemale76.90.576.60.576.00.678.01.377.31.1
Male72.20.673.20.672.10.775.61.566.61.5
Health insurance,b ages 18-64Private75.20.574.70.573.60.679.71.479.01.3
Public only71.11.170.21.369.21.772.42.373.62.2
Uninsured52.71.152.81.449.61.760.42.552.61.9
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare and private95.90.495.80.595.80.593.91.998.21.3
Medicare and public93.81.295.01.295.51.494.32.287.44.1
Medicare only92.50.992.41.093.31.086.93.893.52.0
Family incomecNegative/poor64.21.164.21.362.31.867.81.963.72.2
Near poor/low67.50.968.01.165.21.473.62.266.41.9
Middle73.90.774.00.872.50.978.81.773.11.7
High80.70.780.30.779.50.886.32.283.61.8
Education, age 25 and overLess than high school69.41.171.71.570.91.973.92.765.81.8
High school graduate74.50.874.20.973.51.074.91.976.71.7
At least some college84.70.484.50.483.90.587.11.286.11.3
Location of residencedMetropolitan75.80.476.30.575.40.677.81.072.90.9
  Large central metro77.30.778.30.878.21.077.21.574.31.3
  Large fringe metro78.70.879.20.978.61.079.01.875.81.8
  Medium metro73.60.874.20.972.51.081.81.970.01.9
  Small metro69.61.469.61.569.81.566.75.068.22.7
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)68.21.468.91.468.81.467.64.059.44.7
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)67.01.967.71.967.32.174.75.755.210.2
Activity limitations,d age 18 and overBasic activities76.41.475.41.675.21.977.33.179.62.5
Complex activities74.51.473.51.573.51.871.43.378.73.1
Neither basic nor complex activities74.60.475.20.574.10.577.71.070.71.0

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

b A small number of people who were covered by both public and private health insurance plans were included in the "private" category only.������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������

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.

Key: SE: standard error.

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

 

Page last reviewed February 2011
Internet Citation: Table 4_1_3-2b: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. February 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr10/4_heartdiseases/T4_1_3-2b.html