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2011 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_2.1
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received two or more hemoglobin A1c measurements in the calendar year,a United States, 2002-2008
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 72.01.875.01.676.81.676.61.576.91.775.31.680.71.4
60 and over75.61.880.11.882.81.782.51.779.
RaceWhite, single race73.
Black, single race68.93.674.
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races73.
  Non-Hispanic, White75.82.478.
  Non-Hispanic, Black69.03.574.
Hispanic, all races63.
Family incomebNegative/poor68.
Near poor/low68.
EducationcLess than high school62.33.469.53.477.12.679.62.676.42.873.92.877.02.8
High school graduate72.
At least some college75.62.677.62.576.92.576.12.478.12.477.42.982.02.1
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed71.52.675.92.474.82.574.
Not employed71.63.478.02.681.22.380.52.575.02.975.
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private73.22.779.
Public only72.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only72.63.873.
Medicare and private78.23.381.82.980.
Medicare and other publicDSUDSUDSUDSU83.03.473.65.388.
Residence locationdMetropolitan71.71.974.61.876.51.876.61.776.41.874.61.980.81.6
  Large central metro66.
  Large fringe metro71.13.377.
  Medium metro74.
  Small metro79.34.1DSUDSU80.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish74.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good72.02.374.
Activity limitationsdBasic activities75.73.471.72.981.
Complex activities79.03.577.
Neither basic nor complex activities70.
U.S. bornYes74.

a. Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 U.S. 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 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey entry in Appendix B: Detailed Methods.

DNC - Data 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: 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: T4_1_2_1: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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