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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_4.2b
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who had their feet checked for sores or irritation in the calendar year,a by ethnicity, United States, 2008
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 64.31.665.91.866.82.364.82.854.63.0
60 and over69.21.770.41.872.
Family incomebNegative/poor59.23.860.74.561.26.8DSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low66.
EducationcLess than high school56.82.956.
High school graduate63.02.963.73.362.
At least some college69.12.370.72.474.52.860.24.9DSUDSU
Employment status, ages 40-64Employed66.22.567.92.770.
Not employed63.
Health insurance, ages 40-64Any private66.32.567.02.869.
Public only63.03.666.34.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only66.93.867.
Medicare and private71.
Medicare and other public69.44.771.25.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationdMetropolitan66.11.668.31.870.02.365.
  Large central metro60.
  Large fringe metro69.
  Medium metro70.
  Small metro66.94.666.25.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish65.41.866.01.966.82.364.82.857.44.9
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good63.
Activity limitationsdBasic activities69.32.869.
Complex activities66.
Neither basic nor complex activities62.
U.S. bornYes65.31.866.41.966.62.365.

a. Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 U.S. 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 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: 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_4_2b: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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