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.
65 and over25.10.925.
Family incomeaNegative/poor31.
Near poor/low28.50.827.
EducationbLess than high school28.60.828.
High school graduate32.60.732.10.839.31.711.62.6DSUDSUDSUDSU28.95.6
At least some college24.10.523.70.638.
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed27.40.526.70.639.
Not employed30.30.930.
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private27.70.527.30.640.
Public only36.
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.
  Large central metro25.40.724.70.936.
  Large fringe metro26.40.926.
  Medium metro27.
  Small metro27.81.426.51.539.14.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish28.10.527.00.538.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good25.60.425.10.536.
Activity limitationscBasic activities39.
Complex activities41.21.641.31.841.72.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities25.50.425.00.536.
U.S. bornYes28.60.527.20.539.

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 October 2014
Internet Citation: Table 9_1_7-2a: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.