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Table 2_1_4-2c

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_4.2c
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received a dilated eye examination in the calendar year,a by family income,b United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Age, not adjusted40–5954.92.339.
60 and over67.
RaceWhite, single race60.
Black, single race54.33.5********
Asian, single race**********
NHOPI, single race**********
AI/AN, single race**********
Multiple races**********
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races61.31.947.
Non-Hispanic, White62.
Non-Hispanic, Black54.83.5********
EducationcLess than high school48.**
High school graduate61.92.6**52.95.860.74.672.04.6
At least some college65.42.7****62.35.673.03.1
Employment status, ages 40–64Employed61.13.4****58.15.569.14.6
Not employed57.72.748.94.644.85.3****
Health insurance, ages 40–64Any private67.92.6****65.84.475.53.2
Public only48.23.949.86.0******
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only69.84.3********
Medicare and private69.03.2********
Medicare and other public56.15.2********
Residence locationdMetropolitan60.
  Large central metro55.52.943.55.944.
  Large fringe metro69.83.4********
  Medium metro56.54.2********
  Small metro62.96.5********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish60.91.947.63.647.73.859.33.574.22.6
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good61.
Activity limitationsdBasic activities55.62.948.44.452.05.359.
Complex activities58.**
Neither basic nor complex activities60.92.2**

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: 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 September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 2_1_4-2c: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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