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Table 2_1_4-2d

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_4.2d
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who had their feet checked for sores or irritation in the calendar year,a by education,b United States, 2006
  TotalLess than high schoolHigh school graduateAt least some college
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 69.21.664.02.567.92.572.92.3
60 and over73.51.872.
RaceWhite, single race68.31.964.
Black, single race77.92.873.06.378.14.0DSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races70.61.765.33.668.82.773.92.4
Non-Hispanic, White69.
Non-Hispanic, Black78.02.873.26.1DSUDSUDSUDSU
Hispanic, all races62.13.661.93.7DSUDSUDSUDSU
Family incomecNegative/poor71.
Near poor/low60.
Employment status, ages 40–64Employed71.02.659.35.971.
Not employed73.12.374.83.571.03.673.34.5
Health insurance, ages 40–64Any private72.42.4DSUDSU72.93.574.43.4
Public only76.52.975.64.1DSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only67.83.767.44.8DSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private73.43.2DSUDSUDSUDSU75.94.5
Medicare and other public70.35.769.16.1DSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationdMetropolitan70.71.664.92.870.92.673.02.6
  Large central metro70.92.969.54.369.44.972.64.2
  Large fringe metro73.23.5DSUDSUDSUDSU74.05.4
  Medium metro67.22.961.84.9DSUDSU70.94.3
  Small metro71.94.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish70.21.765.23.368.22.673.92.5
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good67.
Activity limitationsdBasic activities73.
Complex activities74.82.576.
Neither basic nor complex activities66.

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

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_4-2d: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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