2011 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 2_1_1.1
Adults who received a blood pressure measurement in the last 2 years and can state whether their blood pressure was normal or high,a United States, 1998, 2003, and 2008
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
65 and over95.40.394.30.492.10.4
RaceAI/AN only92.62.489.13.0DNCDNC
Asian only94.10.787.11.4DNCDNC
Black only93.40.592.00.5DNCDNC
White only92.
Multiple races89.82.589.41.9DNADNA
EthnicityHispanic, all races89.00.783.20.783.60.7
Non-Hispanic, all races93.
  Non-Hispanic, Black93.50.592.10.5DNCDNC
  Non-Hispanic, White93.60.391.90.3DNCDNC
Health insurance,b ages 18-64Private94.80.392.60.392.20.3
Public only94.20.693.10.591.70.7
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare and private97.00.495.10.493.40.5
Medicare and public93.
Medicare only93.20.891.70.989.00.9
Family incomecNegative/poor89.70.785.90.785.10.7
Near poor/low89.50.687.10.686.60.6
EducationLess than high school87.70.882.90.783.70.7
High school graduate91.30.590.80.489.60.4
At least some college94.
Location of residencedMetropolitan93.00.2DNADNADNADNA
  Large central metro91.60.5DNADNADNADNA
  Large fringe metro94.30.4DNADNADNADNA
  Medium metro93.60.4DNADNADNADNA
  Small metro92.50.6DNADNADNADNA
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)91.60.5DNADNADNADNA
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)93.00.8DNADNADNADNA
Activity limitationsdBasic activities94.40.7DNADNADNADNA
Complex activities94.60.6DNADNADNADNA
Neither basic nor complex activities92.70.2DNADNADNADNA

a. Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population. Age data and health insurance data for age 65 and over are unadjusted.

b. A small number of people who were covered by both public and private health insurance plans were included in the "private" category only.

c. Negative/poor refers to family 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.

d. For more information, see the National Health Interview Survey entry in Appendix A, Data Sources.

DNA - Data have not been analyzed.

DNC - Data have not been collected.

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: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey.


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: T2_1_1_1: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr11/2_heartdiseases/T2_1_1_1.html