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Table 2_1_2-2d

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_2.2d
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received a hemoglobin A1c measurement in the calendar year,a by education,b United States, 2006
  TotalLess than high schoolHigh school graduateAt least some college
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
60 and over92.
RaceWhite, single race90.
Black, single race87.82.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races90.
Non-Hispanic, White90.91.485.93.591.
Non-Hispanic, Black88.02.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Hispanic, all races88.71.987.12.5DSUDSUDSUDSU
Family incomecNegative/poor85.02.887.83.0DSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low84.52.579.64.390.42.8DSUDSU
Employment status, ages 40–64Employed91.51.4DSUDSU93.32.591.92.0
Not employed90.01.789.22.789.12.9DSUDSU
Health insurance, ages 40–64Any private94.11.0DSUDSU94.61.894.71.5
Public only88.02.491.73.0DSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only94.42.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private88.62.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public91.62.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationdMetropolitan90.
  Large central metro89.01.784.
  Large fringe metro92.31.8DSUDSUDSUDSU93.42.6
  Medium metro88.42.7DSUDSUDSUDSU91.42.6
  Small metro90.92.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish89.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good90.
Activity limitationsdBasic activities87.71.989.92.886.
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 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.

c 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.

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_2-2d: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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