Table 9_1_7-2d

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_7.2d
Percentage of adults who were obese, by education,a United States, 2007
  TotalLess than high schoolHigh school graduateAt least some college
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 27.50.428.60.832.60.724.10.5
Age18-4425.20.624.01.032.81.121.50.8
45-6432.00.638.61.535.31.228.50.9
65 and over25.20.928.21.727.21.621.51.4
GenderMale27.20.625.81.130.81.125.60.8
Female27.80.531.61.134.40.922.70.7
RaceWhite, single race27.00.528.31.032.10.823.70.6
Black, single race37.61.133.81.939.31.738.11.7
Asian, single race8.51.1DSUDSU11.62.67.71.3
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single race35.84.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple races27.72.8DSUDSU28.95.625.94.2
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races27.10.427.51.032.30.824.00.5
  Non-Hispanic, White26.50.526.61.331.70.923.60.6
  Non-Hispanic, Black37.61.134.01.939.21.738.21.7
Hispanic, all races30.31.031.21.335.02.024.71.8
Family incomebNegative/poor31.01.032.61.532.41.826.72.0
Near poor/low28.60.827.51.431.91.426.01.5
Middle30.30.829.91.636.11.325.91.0
High24.20.622.82.129.11.322.60.7
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed27.40.527.21.233.21.024.40.6
Not employed30.40.931.41.436.31.724.71.5
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private27.70.527.91.434.41.124.60.6
Public only36.91.235.31.741.82.433.02.6
Uninsured24.71.025.51.428.31.619.71.7
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only23.41.526.92.726.92.516.02.7
Medicare and private24.61.326.22.926.12.223.11.9
Medicare and other public31.92.632.63.240.45.7DSUDSU
Location of residencecMetropolitan26.50.527.30.931.60.823.50.6
  Large central metro25.30.727.91.329.81.322.20.9
  Large fringe metro26.40.924.31.832.81.723.91.0
  Medium metro27.81.030.21.731.21.824.81.3
  Small metro27.81.425.12.334.22.524.31.9
Nonmetropolitan32.61.033.92.136.61.628.01.7
  Micropolitan30.71.432.82.934.72.125.82.0
  Noncore36.51.535.83.240.32.832.82.8
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish28.10.529.41.033.20.724.70.6
Other23.01.026.61.426.52.215.81.6
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good25.60.425.40.931.00.822.60.5
Fair/poor41.21.240.41.942.61.940.52.0
Activity limitationscBasic activities40.11.240.42.043.32.036.81.8
Complex activities41.41.643.42.443.02.438.12.7
Neither basic nor complex activities25.50.425.40.930.80.822.70.5
U.S. bornYes28.60.529.01.033.60.825.50.6
No21.90.927.81.525.61.815.51.2

a 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.

b 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.

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_7-2d: 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_7-2d.html