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_2.1
Adults with hypertension whose blood pressure is under control,a United States, 2001-2004 and 2005-2008
Population groupSample sizeWeighted sizePercentSESample sizeWeighted sizePercentSE
Total 3,61762,599,57441.22.03,28355,902,90834.42.2
Age, not age adjusted18-392906,043,15032.44.02215,375,08829.24.3
60 and over2,27431,453,31946.11.42,16127,452,19436.91.3
EthnicityMexican American4472,847,99032.32.35432,263,16124.03.2
Non-Hispanic, Black9758,905,21138.62.37647,601,18732.21.8
Non-Hispanic, White1,86046,379,89144.12.81,78541,654,35035.43.3
Family incomebNegative/poor5746,351,31243.04.85056,230,15934.34.9
Near poor/low99213,739,31234.33.189512,095,04032.64.1
Education, age 20 and overLess than high school1,19814,152,67836.64.41,14713,061,27231.13.1
High school graduate93217,341,30347.52.782215,899,97035.93.1
Some college1,43230,159,25244.72.31,27426,307,89836.12.5

a. Percentages are age adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population, except where indicated, using three age groups: 18-39, 40-59, and 60 and over. Hypertension is defined as either having elevated blood pressure (average systolic pressure of at least 140 mm Hg or average diastolic pressure of at least 90 mm Hg) or taking antihypertension medication. Blood pressure under control is defined as average systolic blood pressure less than 140 mm Hg and average diastolic blood pressure less than 90 mm Hg based on average of three measurements and taking antihypertension medication.

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.

Key: SE: standard error.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: T2_1_2_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_2_1.html