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2011 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_1.2d
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received all four recommended services for diabetesa in the calendar year,b by education,c United States, 2008
  TotalLess than high schoolHigh school graduateAt least some college
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 21.11.416.12.319.
60 and over29.11.922.
RaceWhite, single race22.01.815.02.821.42.626.22.8
Black, single race16.52.3DSUDSU13.
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races21.61.515.63.319.
  Non-Hispanic, White22.92.1DSUDSU21.82.926.83.0
  Non-Hispanic, Black16.62.314.
Hispanic, all races18.62.618.63.3DSUDSUDSUDSU
Family incomedNegative/poor16.52.622.55.4DSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low17.92.412.
Employment status, ages 40-64Employed20.42.4DSUDSU13.
Not employed17.92.323.
Health insurance, ages 40-64Any private22.42.4DSUDSU17.53.426.43.2
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only25.43.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private33.63.8DSUDSUDSUDSU32.25.1
Medicare and other public36.75.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationeMetropolitan20.31.314.
  Large central metro18.
  Large fringe metro21.32.7DSUDSU18.
  Medium metro20.22.5DSUDSU14.43.1DSUDSU
  Small metro22.33.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish21.21.514.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good21.11.812.
Activity limitationseBasic activities24.
Complex activities25.72.925.25.5DSUDSU28.25.0
Neither basic nor complex activities19.21.712.92.916.32.424.02.6
U.S. bornYes21.41.614.

a. Includes two or more hemoglobin A1c measurements, a dilated eye examination, a foot examination, and a flu shot.

b. Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population using two age groups: 40-59 and 60 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. 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.

e. For more information, see the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey entry in Appendix B: Detailed Methods.

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.


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: T4_1_1_2d: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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