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 9_1_2.1
Adults with obesity age 20 and over who were told by a doctor they were overweight,a United States, 2001-2004 and 2005-2008
Population groupPercentSEPercentSE
Total 65.91.365.01.1
Age, not age adjusted20-4459.91.758.11.5
65 and over69.
EthnicityMexican American59.
Non-Hispanic, Black61.
Non-Hispanic, White67.21.667.51.4
Family incomebNegative/poor60.82.763.12.4
Near poor/low61.
Education, age 25 and overLess than high school59.
High school graduate65.
At least some college71.51.469.61.2

a. Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population, except where indicated. Total, race, ethnicity, gender, and family income are adjusted using three age groups: 20-44, 44-64, and 65 and over; education is adjusted using age groups 25-44, 45-64, and 65 and over.

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: T9_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/nhqrdr11/9_lifestylemodification/T9_1_2_1.html