Table 9_1_7-2b

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 9_1_7.2b
Percentage of adults who were obese, by ethnicity, United States, 2007
  TotalNon-HispanicHispanic, all races
  All racesWhiteBlack
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 27.50.427.10.526.50.537.51.130.21.0
Age18-4425.30.624.60.723.60.835.11.528.41.2
45-6431.90.631.50.730.90.843.61.835.31.5
65 and over25.10.924.81.024.81.131.52.229.23.2
GenderMale27.20.627.00.627.50.731.11.628.31.3
Female27.80.527.20.625.60.642.71.432.21.2
Family incomeaNegative/poor31.01.030.31.128.71.636.31.733.72.0
Near poor/low28.50.829.11.027.91.236.91.926.41.5
Middle30.30.829.80.928.91.040.72.033.41.8
High24.20.624.00.624.20.734.72.326.82.2
EducationbLess than high school28.60.827.51.026.61.334.01.931.21.3
High school graduate32.60.732.30.831.70.939.21.735.02.0
At least some college24.10.524.00.523.60.638.21.724.71.8
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed27.40.527.00.626.10.639.81.530.11.1
Not employed30.30.930.21.130.51.333.82.031.01.8
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private27.70.527.20.626.80.739.91.732.31.4
Public only36.81.237.51.438.61.936.92.234.12.3
Uninsured24.61.023.91.221.81.434.32.526.21.6
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only23.41.523.21.622.71.729.23.725.95.2
Medicare and private24.61.324.31.324.71.430.24.0DSUDSU
Medicare and other public31.92.532.23.033.14.338.04.530.74.2
Location of residencecMetropolitan26.50.525.90.525.40.636.31.229.71.0
  Large central metro25.40.724.60.923.31.136.51.727.81.3
  Large fringe metro26.40.926.30.926.31.134.72.027.42.4
  Medium metro27.71.026.51.026.11.237.12.837.72.1
  Small metro27.81.427.51.526.11.639.34.430.83.1
Nonmetropolitan32.61.032.41.131.11.147.03.136.72.9
  Micropolitan30.71.430.41.428.51.447.94.036.14.6
  Noncore36.51.536.41.636.01.645.34.937.62.9
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish28.10.527.80.526.60.538.01.133.11.6
Other23.01.012.41.521.53.2DSUDSU28.01.2
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good25.60.425.10.524.50.536.21.228.51.0
Fair/poor41.01.241.21.341.21.544.72.540.12.3
Activity limitationscBasic activities39.81.139.71.239.21.444.52.741.83.3
Complex activities41.21.640.91.640.91.941.82.944.14.1
Neither basic nor complex activities25.50.424.90.524.20.536.71.329.21.0
U.S. bornYes28.60.528.20.526.70.539.11.234.21.6
No21.80.916.51.123.22.221.12.627.41.2

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: SE: standard error.

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

 

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