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Table 2_1_6-2a

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_6.2a
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received a flu shot in the last 12 months,a by race, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalSingle raceMultiple races
Total 54.61.658.01.839.83.3********
Age, not adjusted40–5946.62.350.32.632.64.7********
60 and over67.********
Family incomebNegative/poor47.53.453.24.4**********
Near poor/low46.**********
EducationcLess than high school45.********
High school graduate54.72.957.23.2**********
At least some college61.32.665.03.0**********
Employment status, ages 40–64Employed48.53.549.23.8**********
Not employed48.72.852.73.5**********
Health insurance, ages 40–64Any private51.52.753.63.0**********
Public only49.**********
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only70.23.972.84.1**********
Medicare and private76.72.878.62.9**********
Medicare and other public59.**********
Residence locationdMetropolitan54.01.757.********
  Large central metro45.62.850.93.835.74.1********
  Large fringe metro51.93.752.74.1**********
  Medium metro64.**********
  Small metro63.76.765.96.9**********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish56.21.759.91.939.53.3********
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good54.********
Activity limitationsdBasic activities58.62.662.92.740.65.4********
Complex activities57.72.960.73.345.25.4********
Neither basic nor complex activities51.********

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_6-2a: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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