Table 6_4_4-1

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 6_4_4.1
Overweighta children and teens ages 2-19 who were told by a doctor or health professional that they were overweight, United States, 2001-2004 and 2005-2008
Population groupPercentSEPercentSE
Total 41.81.939.51.9
EthnicityMexican American43.62.841.53.0
Non-Hispanic, Black49.62.741.62.3
Non-Hispanic, White38.
Family incomebNegative/poor45.
Near poor/low45.02.841.12.9

a Overweight children and teens were identified as those with a body mass index (BMI) value at or above the 95th percentile of the sex-specific BMI growth chart.

b 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 6_4_4-1: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.