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Table 4_1_6-2d

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 4_1_6.2d
Adults with obesity who ever received advice from a health provider to exercise more, by education,a United States, 2005
Population groupTotalLess than high schoolHigh school graduateAt least some college
65 and over65.
RaceWhite, single race58.
Black, single race56.01.647.02.852.12.864.22.5
Asian, single race********
NHOPI, single race********
AI/AN, single race********
Multiple races60.85.7******
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races60.
Non-Hispanic, White61.
Non-Hispanic, Black56.11.647.72.952.42.963.92.5
Family incomebNegative/poor49.
Near poor/low51.91.651.42.350.22.455.23.5
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed56.
Not employed60.01.757.42.562.62.559.53.8
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private60.
Public only59.31.959.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only62.13.9******
Medicare and private68.62.363.
Medicare and other public61.84.656.46.0****
Residence locationcMetropolitan59.
  Large central metro55.21.444.92.353.92.861.92.4
  Large fringe metro61.41.953.
  Medium metro60.42.451.94.360.
  Small metro62.12.756.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish60.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good55.
Activity limitationscBasic activities70.51.567.
Complex activities69.21.864.33.472.52.770.13.5
Neither basic nor complex activities54.

a 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.

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 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 4_1_6-2d: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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