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Table 4_1_1-1

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 4_1_1.1
Adults who received a blood pressure measurement in the last 2 years and can state whether their blood pressure was normal or high,a United States, 1998 and 2003
Population groupPercentSEPercentSE
Age (not age adjusted)18–4488.00.388.80.3
65 and over94.30.492.10.4
RaceAI/AN only89.13.0DNCDNC
Asian only87.11.4DNCDNC
Black only92.00.5DNCDNC
White only90.30.3DNCDNC
Multiple races89.41.9DNCDNC
EthnicityHispanic, all races83.20.783.60.7
Non-Hispanic, all races91.
Non-Hispanic, Black92.10.5DNCDNC
Non-Hispanic, White91.90.3DNCDNC
Health insurance,b ages 50–64, not age adjustedPrivate92.60.392.20.3
Public only93.10.591.70.7
Health insurance, age 65 and over, not age adjustedMedicare and private95.10.493.40.5
Medicare and public94.80.990.11.2
Medicare only91.70.989.00.9
Family incomecNegative/poor85.90.785.10.7
Near poor/low87.10.686.60.6
EducationLess than high school82.90.783.70.7
High school graduate90.80.489.60.4
At least some college93.
Residence locationdUrban90.20.390.10.2

a Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 standard population, except where indicated.

b A small number of people who were covered by both public and private health insurance plans were included in the "private health insurance" category only.

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. Missing values for family income were imputed using multiple imputation methodology. A small number of people were excluded because their family income could not be imputed.

d For more information, see National Health Interview Survey entry in Appendix A, Data Sources.

DNC - Data were not collected.

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: stanard error.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey.


Current as of March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 4_1_1-1: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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