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Table 4_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 4_1_1.2a
Adults who received a blood pressure measurement in the last 2 years and can state whether their blood pressure was normal or high,a by race, United States, 2003
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Age, not age adjusted18–4488.00.387.70.490.60.886.41.8DSUDSU87.04.588.12.7
65 and over94.30.494.60.492.
Health insurance,b age 18–64Private92.60.392.50.394.70.688.91.6DSUDSU91.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare and private95.10.495.20.595.31.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and public94.80.995.90.993.02.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare only91.70.992.30.990.02.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Family incomecNegative/poor85.90.785.00.889.
Near poor/low87.10.686.80.789.81.379.24.6DSUDSUDSUDSU90.34.3
Education, age 25 and overLess than high school82.90.782.10.887.81.583.75.1DSUDSUDSUDSU88.04.2
High school graduate90.80.490.90.491.70.982.13.8DSUDSUDSUDSU84.54.4
At least some college93.
Residence locationUrban90.20.390.00.392.20.586.81.4DSUDSU85.43.889.62.0

a Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 standard population, except where indicated.

b A small number of people who were covered by both public and private health insurance plans were included in the "private health insurance" category only.

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. Missing values for family income were imputed using multiple imputation methodology. A small number of people were excluded because their family income could not be imputed.

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: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey.


Current as of March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 4_1_1-2a: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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