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Table 4_1_7-1

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_7.1
Adults with obesity who ever received advice from a health provider about eating fewer high-fat or high-cholesterol foods, United States, 2002 and 2005
Population group20052002
Total population (in thousands)dPercent obesePercent with adviceeSETotal population (in thousands)dPercent obesePercent with adviceeSE
65 and over36,17524.365.41.834,75321.863.21.9
RaceWhite, single race179,84025.650.71.0175,67323.549.60.9
Black, single race25,57036.846.51.624,06535.745.91.7
Asian, single race9,5646.7**8,8285.4**
NHOPI, single race771***590***
AI/AN, single race1,62142.9**1,74931.3**
Multiple races3,11433.551.25.62,33729.0**
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races191,98825.951.70.9187,26623.951.00.8
Non-Hispanic, White152,73425.053.51.1150,65023.052.30.9
Non-Hispanic, Black24,89437.046.51.623,71735.845.81.7
Family incomeaNegative/poor23,78130.345.32.022,50628.441.81.9
Near poor/low37,98128.442.91.836,47126.244.31.7
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school42,59328.146.01.545,69926.144.11.3
High school graduate69,76830.546.81.369,04427.347.91.2
At least some college106,82923.054.11.397,28421.352.71.3
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed145,63626.345.41.0141,72824.145.41.0
Not employed38,59728.852.01.736,72927.350.41.6
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private136,29126.150.31.1135,78123.849.41.0
Public only16,76534.349.31.914,88133.746.82.1
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only9,83524.559.23.99,94021.061.93.3
Medicare and private21,55323.368.72.420,70521.165.92.6
Medicare and other public4,32329.565.04.53,69227.952.84.4
Residence locationcMetropolitan183,51925.749.80.9177,66723.649.10.9
  Large central metro65,96025.246.61.664,88323.350.61.6
  Large fringe metro54,20525.653.42.051,01523.050.21.6
  Medium metro44,40325.850.42.243,17024.345.51.7
  Small metro18,95127.749.32.318,59924.049.33.2
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish196,02826.951.20.9189,32824.850.20.8
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good191,65724.546.61.0184,95222.445.70.8
Activity limitationscBasic activities29,15539.764.61.627,59735.863.71.6
Complex activities17,72840.364.51.916,39738.664.21.8
Neither basic nor complex activities185,12024.045.40.9180,77722.345.20.9

a 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.

b 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.

c For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix A, Data Sources.

d Numbers may not add to total due to missing values or rounding.

e Denominator is adults with obesity, excluding missing values.

* - 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_7-1: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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