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Table 9_1_7-1

2010 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_1_7.1
Adults who were obese, United States, 2002-2007
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 27.50.427.10.426.40.525.90.424.80.424.30.3
AgeUnder 6528.00.527.50.526.80.526.30.425.40.424.70.4
65 and over25.10.924.90.824.30.923.80.821.60.921.80.7
RaceWhite, single race27.00.526.70.525.60.525.10.423.80.423.50.4
Black, single race37.
Asian, single race8.
AI/AN, single race35.84.336.24.842.
Multiple races27.72.828.
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races27.10.526.50.425.90.525.60.424.30.423.90.4
  Non-Hispanic, White26.50.525.80.525.00.624.60.423.20.523.00.4
  Non-Hispanic, Black37.
Hispanic, all races30.
Family incomeaNegative/poor31.
Near poor/low28.50.830.10.928.40.928.40.927.20.826.20.8
EducationbLess than high school28.60.828.80.828.10.928.60.726.80.726.10.7
High school graduate32.60.731.60.730.50.729.00.727.80.627.30.6
At least some college24.10.523.70.523.00.622.70.621.90.621.30.5
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed27.40.526.70.526.30.525.70.524.60.524.10.4
Not employed30.30.930.80.928.80.928.50.928.20.827.30.8
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private27.70.526.80.526.10.625.20.524.50.523.80.4
Public only36.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only23.41.525.41.724.51.822.71.619.41.621.01.5
Medicare and private24.61.324.
Medicare and other public31.92.529.92.429.52.527.82.328.52.327.92.2
Location of residencecMetropolitan26.50.526.30.525.70.525.40.424.30.423.60.3
  Large central metro25.40.724.70.825.20.825.00.824.70.823.30.6
  Large fringe metro26.40.926.60.825.60.824.30.922.40.723.00.7
  Medium metro27.
  Small metro27.81.425.91.327.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish28.10.527.70.526.90.526.50.425.30.424.80.3
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good25.60.424.90.424.50.423.90.422.80.422.40.3
Activity limitationscBasic activities39.
Complex activities41.21.641.71.340.21.439.71.436.71.438.61.2
Neither basic nor complex activities25.50.424.90.424.00.523.80.422.60.422.30.3
U.S. bornYes28.60.5DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC26.00.425.40.4

a 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.

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 For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix B: Detailed Methods.

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.


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: Table 9_1_7-1: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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