Table 9_1_7-2a

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_7.2a
Percentage of adults who were obese, by race, United States, 2007
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 27.50.427.00.537.41.18.51.1DSUDSU35.84.327.72.8
Age18-4425.30.624.50.735.21.57.81.4DSUDSUDSUDSU26.23.6
45-6431.90.631.40.743.51.710.32.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
65 and over25.10.925.21.031.12.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale27.20.627.60.731.01.59.71.7DSUDSUDSUDSU25.63.9
Female27.80.526.50.642.71.47.51.3DSUDSUDSUDSU29.33.8
Family incomeaNegative/poor31.01.030.11.336.31.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low28.50.827.41.036.51.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Middle30.30.829.70.940.92.09.62.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High24.20.624.40.734.62.36.51.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EducationbLess than high school28.60.828.31.033.81.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate32.60.732.10.839.31.711.62.6DSUDSUDSUDSU28.95.6
At least some college24.10.523.70.638.11.77.71.3DSUDSUDSUDSU25.94.2
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed27.40.526.70.639.91.57.61.2DSUDSUDSUDSU24.53.3
Not employed30.30.930.71.133.52.012.22.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private27.70.527.30.640.01.67.91.2DSUDSUDSUDSU24.63.2
Public only36.81.237.31.536.62.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Uninsured24.61.023.51.134.12.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only23.41.523.01.629.23.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private24.61.324.91.429.93.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public31.92.532.93.336.44.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Location of residencecMetropolitan26.50.526.10.536.31.28.31.0DSUDSU32.54.227.73.2
  Large central metro25.40.724.70.936.71.77.81.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metro26.40.926.41.034.62.08.22.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro27.71.027.51.136.72.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro27.81.426.51.539.14.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan32.61.031.41.046.53.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan30.71.429.01.447.24.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore36.51.536.11.545.34.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish28.10.527.00.538.01.19.21.4DSUDSU37.94.928.62.9
Other23.01.027.31.2DSUDSU7.61.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good25.60.425.10.536.31.27.41.1DSUDSU34.44.623.72.9
Fair/poor41.01.241.11.343.92.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitationscBasic activities39.81.139.41.344.22.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities41.21.641.31.841.72.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities25.50.425.00.536.71.37.51.1DSUDSU34.04.822.12.9
U.S. bornYes28.60.527.20.539.21.29.02.0DSUDSU34.54.729.02.9
No21.80.926.11.121.22.58.41.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

a Negative/poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, 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.

b Less than high school refers to fewer than 12 years of education; high school graduate, 12 years of education; and at least some college, more than 12 years of education.

c For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix B: Detailed Methods.

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: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

 

Page last reviewed February 2011
Internet Citation: Table 9_1_7-2a: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. February 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr10/9_lifestyle_modification/T9_1_7-2a.html