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Table 2_1_2-2a

2009 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 2_1_2.2a
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received a hemoglobin A1c measurement in the calendar year,a by race, United States, 2006
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
60 and over91.
Family incomebNegative/poor85.22.785.73.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EducationcLess than high school86.61.985.02.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate91.01.791.42.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college90.41.691.51.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Employment status, ages 40–64Employed91.51.391.41.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, ages 40–64Any private94.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only93.02.393.82.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private88.62.487.92.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationdMetropolitan89.
  Large central metro88.91.887.
  Large fringe metro91.91.993.41.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish89.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good90.
Activity limitationsdBasic activities87.51.987.72.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities87.
Neither basic nor complex activities90.

a Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 standard population using two age groups: 40–59 and 60 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 A, Data Sources.

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.


Current as of March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 2_1_2-2a: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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