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_4.2a
Adults with obesity who ever received advice from a health professional about eating fewer high-fat or high-cholesterol foods, by race,a United States, 2008
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
65 and over61.42.360.52.668.14.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Family incomebNegative/poor48.
Near poor/low46.
EducationcLess than high school49.11.748.
High school graduate46.01.546.01.642.72.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college51.71.451.71.552.32.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed46.
Not employed46.01.846.
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private49.
Public only48.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only65.43.665.34.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private58.03.657.63.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationdMetropolitan51.
  Large central metro50.81.551.
  Large fringe metro54.01.854.
  Medium metro50.
  Small metro48.82.848.42.952.76.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish48.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good47.
Activity limitationsdBasic activities53.62.552.
Complex activities58.
Neither basic nor complex activities47.
U.S. bornYes49.

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_4_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_4_2a.html