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_2_1.1
Female Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and over who reported ever being screened for osteoporosis with a bone mass or bone density measurement,a United States, 2000, 2003, 2006, and 2008
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 71.10.964.
85 and over61.41.953.41.639.61.521.11.3
Near poor/low64.
Multiple races/other55.04.960.
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, White75.
Non-Hispanic, Black46.72.538.42.425.
Non-Hispanic, Other59.
Hispanics, all races62.92.555.32.542.72.320.62.2
Health insuranceMedicare and Medicaid52.61.942.71.830.81.616.51.3
Medicare HMO73.61.365.01.755.21.932.11.4
Medicare and private77.
Medicare fee-for-service only55.82.752.
Residence locationMSA72.90.865.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good72.
Functional limitationsNo limitation73.
IADL only73.01.863.91.656.31.535.01.6
1-2 ADLs68.41.560.41.751.11.531.21.5
3 or more ADLs62.
At least 1 ADL/IADL68.

a. Estimates are for full-year community residents age 65 and over.

b. Negative/poor refers to incomes $10,000 or less; near poor/low, $10,001-$20,000; middle, $20,001-$40,000; and high, more than $40,000.

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: API: Asian or Pacific Islander; AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; MSA: metropolitan statistical area; IADLs: instrumental activities of daily living; ADLs: activities of daily living; SE: standard error.

Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey.


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: T9_2_1_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_musculoskeletal/T9_2_1_1.html