Table 9_1_2-1

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 9_1_2.1
Adults with obesitya age 20 and over who were told by a doctor they were overweight,b United States, 2001-2004 and 2005-2008
Population groupPercentSEPercentSE
Total 65.91.365.01.1
65 and over69.
EthnicityMexican American59.
Non-Hispanic, Black61.
Non-Hispanic, White67.21.667.51.4
Family incomedNegative/poor60.82.763.12.4
Near poor/low61.
Education, age 25 and overLess than high school59.
High school graduate65.
At least some college71.51.469.61.2

a Obese adults were identified as those with a body mass index (BMI) value of 30 or higher.

b Total, race, ethnicity, gender, and family income data are age adjusted to the 2000 standard population using three age groups: 20 to 44, 44 to 64, and 65 and over. Education estimates were age adjusted using the following age groups: 25 to 44, 45 to 64, and 65 and over.

c Age data are unadjusted.

d 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 9_1_2-1: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.