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_3.2a
Adults with obesity who ever received advice from a health professional to exercise more, by race,a United States, 2008
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
65 and over62.
Family incomebNegative/poor57.01.956.02.556.72.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low55.51.755.61.955.03.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EducationcLess than high school�54.31.753.
High school graduate55.21.556.01.750.02.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college60.21.460.11.659.32.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed56.
Not employed55.01.755.
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private59.
Public only58.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only64.53.565.14.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private61.
Residence locationdMetropolitan59.50.959.
  Large central metro59.11.659.
  Large fringe metro60.51.760.81.957.72.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro59.32.358.42.360.64.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro58.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish57.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good55.
Activity limitationsdBasic activities65.12.864.53.366.44.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities67.92.868.
Neither basic nor complex activities55.
U.S. bornYes57.

a. Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population using three age groups: 18-44, 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.

c. 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.

d. 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 October 2014
Internet Citation: T9_1_3_2a: 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_3_2a.html