T2_1_1_2a

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_1.2a
Adults who received a blood pressure measurement in the last 2 years and can state whether their blood pressure was normal or high,a by race, United States, 2008
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 92.90.292.70.293.40.594.10.7DSUDSU92.62.489.82.5
Age, not age adjusted18-4491.60.391.50.492.00.992.41.2DSUDSU90.83.391.43.1
45-6493.60.393.40.494.50.896.21.0DSUDSU92.14.593.92.4
65 and over95.40.395.40.496.00.995.21.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderFemale94.90.294.90.395.00.695.10.9DSUDSU97.41.492.02.6
Male90.60.490.40.491.50.992.81.2DSUDSU87.54.085.64.8
Health insurance,b ages 18-64All persons ages 18-6494.70.294.60.395.10.695.40.8DSUDSU92.63.495.42.1
  Private94.80.394.60.395.60.695.30.8DSUDSU96.63.296.51.6
  Public94.20.694.50.793.91.397.01.3DSUDSUDSUDSU89.26.8
  Uninsured82.00.881.31.085.12.079.64.2DSUDSU86.76.874.77.4
Health insurance, age 65 and overAll persons age 65 and over95.40.395.40.496.00.995.21.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medicare and private97.00.497.00.497.11.298.31.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medicare and public93.41.293.51.393.52.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medicare only93.20.892.90.996.61.690.23.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Family incomecNegative/poor89.70.789.10.991.11.391.32.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low89.50.689.20.790.61.689.62.4DSUDSUDSUDSU86.06.6
Middle92.80.492.30.595.50.895.01.3DSUDSU95.33.985.95.2
High95.00.494.90.494.51.495.71.0DSUDSUDSUDSU93.33.4
Education, age 25 and overLess than high school87.70.887.40.988.82.087.83.5DSUDSU92.72.9DSUDSU
High school graduate91.30.591.20.593.11.193.81.9DSUDSUDSUDSU69.56.8
At least some college94.90.294.60.396.20.595.40.8DSUDSU96.52.797.21.4
Location of residencedMetropolitan93.00.292.90.393.50.694.00.8DSUDSU94.52.790.12.7
  Large central metro91.60.591.30.692.20.992.91.1DSUDSUDSUDSU91.43.4
  Large fringe metro94.30.494.20.594.71.195.61.3DSUDSUDSUDSU88.56.1
  Medium metro93.60.493.40.594.71.195.81.8DSUDSUDSUDSU88.15.2
  Small metro92.50.692.40.793.81.893.43.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)91.60.591.60.692.92.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)93.00.893.00.993.61.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitationsdBasic activities94.40.794.30.995.01.296.42.3DSUDSUDSUDSU86.05.7
Complex activities94.60.694.60.795.61.195.12.5DSUDSUDSUDSU91.85.6
Neither basic nor complex activities92.70.292.50.393.10.694.00.8DSUDSU92.02.992.42.4

a. Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population, except where indicated.

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 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. Missing values for family income were imputed using multiple imputation methodology. A small number of people were excluded because their family income could not be imputed.

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

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 March 2012
Internet Citation: T2_1_1_2a: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr11/2_heartdiseases/T2_1_1_2a.html