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Table 2_1_1-2a

2009 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_1.2a
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 race, United States, 2006
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 41.21.742.21.936.64.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
60 and over47.
Family incomebNegative/poor33.44.434.04.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EducationcLess than high school31.42.631.
High school graduate42.92.844.63.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college46.42.647.23.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Employment status, ages 40–64Employed44.
Health insurance, ages 40–64Any private48.12.848.43.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Public only39.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only43.53.841.94.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private48.13.948.94.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationdMetropolitan43.51.844.
  Large central metro41.
  Large fringe metro46.03.749.64.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro47.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish42.11.843.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good44.
Activity limitationsdBasic activities38.72.740.
Complex activities36.
Neither basic nor complex activities42.

a Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 standard population using two age groups: 40–59 and 60 and over.

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

DSU - 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 March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 2_1_1-2a: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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