Table 10_3_2-2a

2008 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 10_3_2.2a
People with a usual source of care who usually asks about prescription medications and treatments from other doctors, by race, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalSingle raceMultiple races
65 and over76.********
Family incomeaNegative/poor76.41.376.71.574.22.1******76.55.6
Near poor/low75.81.376.41.475.32.674.18.2****75.28.5
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school77.********
High school graduate77.******
At least some college80.60.780.90.878.11.880.12.9****78.25.1
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed79.50.779.80.878.01.678.52.7****77.64.6
Not employed80.******
Health insurance, under age 65Any private78.60.778.90.877.01.679.42.8****68.95.6
Public only74.81.375.31.572.62.7******76.85.0
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only73.02.474.22.669.95.1********
Medicare and private77.01.676.51.781.93.1********
Medicare and other public80.********
Residence locationcMetropolitan77.80.778.10.775.81.479.12.5**72.810.976.34.1
  Large central metro78.****84.34.5
  Large fringe metro77.******
  Medium metro76.71.777.01.876.13.581.06.8****72.56.1
  Small metro80.42.481.72.577.43.4********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish77.30.777.60.775.71.581.03.7**
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good77.40.777.80.775.31.578.12.5**76.07.370.24.2
Activity limitations, c age 18 and overBasic activities79.********
Complex activities81.01.381.01.580.42.4********
Neither basic nor complex activities78.80.779.00.777.31.678.72.5****73.75.0

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

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 For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix A, Data Sources.

* - 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 September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 10_3_2-2a: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.