Chartbook on Healthy Living

Healthy Living Measures

National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report

Healthy Living Measures With Disparities That Were Eliminated

  • Hispanic vs. Non-Hispanic White Gap:
    • Adults with obesity who ever received advice about eating fewer high-fat or high-cholesterol foods.
    • Home health care patients who get better at bathing.
  • Black vs. White Gap:
    • Adults with obesity age 20 and over who had been told by a doctor or health professional that they were overweight.
    • Children ages 19-35 months who received 3+ doses of polio vaccine.
    • Children ages 19-35 months who received 1+ doses of measles-mumps-rubella vaccine.

Healthy Living Measures With Disparities That Were Eliminated

  • American Indian and Alaska Native vs. White Gap:
    • Children ages 2-17 for whom a health provider gave advice about the amount and kind of exercise, sports, or physically active hobbies they should have.
    • Children ages 2-17 for whom a health provider gave advice about healthy eating.
  • Poor vs. High Income Gap:
    • Adults with obesity who ever received advice from a health professional to exercise more.
    • Adolescent females ages 13-15 years who received 3+ doses of human papillomavirus vaccine.

Healthy Living Measures That Developed New Disparities

  • Black vs. White Gap:
    • Breast cancer diagnosed at advanced stage per 100,000 women age 40 and over.
  • American Indian and Alaska Native vs. White Gap:
    • Home health care patients who have less shortness of breath.
    • Home health care patients who have less pain when moving around.
  • Asian vs. White Gap:
    • Adults ages 18-64 at high risk (e.g., chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) who ever received pneumococcal vaccination.
  • Poor vs. High Income Gap:
    • Children ages 2-5 who were obese.
    • Children ages 6-11 who were obese.

Measures of Healthy Living

  • This chartbook tracks measures of Healthy Living through 2013, overall and for populations defined by age, race, ethnicity, income, education, insurance, and number of chronic conditions.
  • Measures of Healthy Living include:
    • Receipt of processes that reflect high-quality preventive and supportive care.
    • Outcomes related in part to receipt of high-quality preventive and supportive care.

Services That Promote Healthy Living

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Page last reviewed June 2018
Page originally created April 2016
Internet Citation: Healthy Living Measures. Content last reviewed June 2018. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. https://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/chartbooks/healthyliving/healthyliving-measures.html
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