Table 9_1_7-2c

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_7.2c
Percentage of adults who were obese, by family income,a United States, 2007
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 27.50.431.01.028.50.830.30.824.20.6
Age18-4425.30.630.31.326.31.128.81.119.90.9
45-6431.90.635.41.834.81.734.81.329.10.9
65 and over25.10.925.62.327.01.826.61.722.51.6
GenderMale27.20.626.71.525.51.329.91.126.00.8
Female27.80.533.81.231.11.130.81.022.20.8
RaceWhite, single race27.00.530.11.327.41.029.70.924.40.7
Black, single race37.41.136.31.736.51.840.92.034.62.3
Asian, single race8.51.1DSUDSUDSUDSU9.62.16.51.2
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single race35.84.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple races27.72.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races27.10.530.31.129.11.029.80.924.00.6
  Non-Hispanic, White26.50.528.71.627.91.228.91.024.20.7
  Non-Hispanic, Black37.51.136.31.736.91.940.72.034.72.3
Hispanic, all races30.21.033.72.026.41.533.41.826.82.2
EducationbLess than high school28.60.832.61.527.51.429.91.622.82.1
High school graduate32.60.732.41.831.91.436.11.329.11.3
At least some college24.10.526.72.026.01.525.91.022.60.7
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed27.40.528.21.627.91.130.71.024.90.7
Not employed30.30.935.61.632.01.832.41.821.61.8
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private27.70.527.52.329.11.431.91.024.90.7
Public only36.81.240.81.734.92.433.63.3DSUDSU
Uninsured24.61.025.41.725.81.726.31.718.12.4
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only23.41.522.23.725.92.824.22.719.63.1
Medicare and private24.61.316.33.227.83.026.52.323.11.9
Medicare and other public31.92.536.64.128.43.636.87.0DSUDSU
Location of residencecMetropolitan26.50.530.11.127.20.928.90.923.80.7
  Large central metro25.40.730.41.824.91.427.81.422.41.2
  Large fringe metro26.40.928.12.226.32.428.71.625.01.1
  Medium metro27.71.030.42.230.81.829.61.724.11.6
  Small metro27.81.431.33.228.62.830.92.723.82.1
Nonmetropolitan32.61.034.82.533.92.036.82.126.71.7
  Micropolitan30.71.433.43.031.72.934.12.625.92.3
  Noncore36.51.537.53.938.53.341.53.228.62.9
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish28.10.531.71.130.41.030.90.924.60.7
Other23.01.028.92.220.51.426.11.916.82.2
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good25.60.428.71.126.10.928.40.922.80.7
Fair/poor41.01.238.02.039.22.344.82.041.12.5
Activity limitationscBasic activities39.81.140.82.337.72.240.62.140.42.2
Complex activities41.21.641.22.438.32.840.82.945.33.8
Neither basic nor complex activities25.50.428.31.226.20.928.90.922.40.6
U.S. bornYes28.60.532.41.130.71.031.30.925.20.7
No21.80.926.41.920.91.325.31.617.11.6

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_7-2c: 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_7-2c.html