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Table 2_1_1-2b

2008 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_1.2b
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received all three recommended services for diabetes in the calendar year (hemoglobin A1c measurement, dilated eye examination, and foot examination),a by ethnicity, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNon-HispanicHispanic, all races
All racesWhiteBlack
Age, not adjusted40–5939.02.440.42.740.
60 and over41.
Family incomebNegative/poor30.33.429.83.933.65.6****
Near poor/low28.52.726.83.421.64.3**33.95.3
EducationcLess than high school31.52.831.53.929.14.833.75.932.23.4
High school graduate39.92.840.82.941.33.5****
At least some college47.****
Employment status, ages 40–64Employed44.73.846.****
Not employed39.82.740.**37.45.4
Health insurance, ages 40–64Any private47.****
Public only32.63.731.44.0******
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only39.54.739.45.0******
Medicare and private43.13.343.53.544.73.7****
Medicare and other public31.04.5********
Residence locationdMetropolitan41.
  Large central metro40.
  Large fringe metro43.53.645.****
  Medium metro42.****
  Small metro41.******
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish40.91.941.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good41.02.342.42.542.72.943.15.430.85.1
Activity limitationsdBasic activities37.02.838.
Complex activities38.****
Neither basic nor complex activities40.72.342.02.542.92.841.

a Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 standard population with two age groups: 40–59 and 60 and over, except where indicated.

b Negative/poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, over 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.

* - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: SE: standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.


Current as of September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 2_1_1-2b: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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