Table 14_2_2-1a

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 14_2_2.1a
People with a usual primary care provider, by race, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalSingle raceMultiple races
WhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/AN
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total76.60.577.50.571.91.070.22.386.04.379.32.977.02.4
Age0–1787.90.688.80.783.51.685.62.5**89.63.589.62.4
18–4462.60.863.70.957.21.556.13.2**65.75.562.24.7
45–6479.90.780.70.876.61.575.23.4****70.35.8
65 and over89.80.690.30.787.61.685.04.0******
GenderMale72.80.674.10.766.41.465.02.7**73.04.374.93.7
Female80.20.580.90.676.81.175.12.4**86.23.379.12.4
Family incomeaNegative/poor70.41.170.41.370.32.064.26.3****75.25.3
Near poor/low73.00.973.61.170.21.868.96.1****76.04.6
Middle75.70.876.70.969.82.169.03.9****77.14.4
High81.10.781.80.778.72.272.83.0****79.45.8
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school66.51.166.61.265.62.367.14.5******
High school graduate73.50.875.40.962.81.969.14.8****64.95.8
At least some college74.90.776.00.771.01.463.93.0****74.14.5
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed68.70.769.90.763.51.461.73.0**71.44.363.74.7
Not employed72.40.974.01.065.61.866.24.6******
Health insurance, under age 65Any private79.40.680.20.674.61.474.62.6**83.24.780.13.5
Public only81.10.981.41.180.11.672.36.6**83.64.786.03.1
Uninsured44.01.245.41.437.82.633.76.1******
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only90.71.191.31.286.93.4********
Medicare and private90.50.990.40.990.62.5********
Medicare and other public87.71.688.42.085.73.1********
Residence locationcMetropolitan76.30.677.20.672.61.170.12.386.05.183.33.076.42.7
  Large central metro72.20.873.31.071.11.665.63.2****67.86.1
  Large fringe metro79.60.880.30.977.12.174.23.9****74.65.2
  Medium metro77.71.278.01.372.42.775.16.1****89.52.4
  Small metro77.91.678.51.670.24.6********
Nonmetropolitan78.00.979.20.966.83.6****72.85.079.44.8
  Micropolitan75.91.177.41.260.12.9******76.05.4
  Noncore82.01.982.61.876.27.0********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish78.60.579.80.572.51.074.92.7**79.13.076.82.5
Other61.31.360.11.452.77.265.03.3******
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good76.00.577.00.670.71.169.92.386.44.478.43.076.22.9
Fair/poor81.60.882.20.979.51.8********
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities85.40.886.10.884.91.8********
Complex activities83.71.085.01.179.62.6********
Neither basic nor complex activities70.70.672.10.763.41.364.82.7**71.65.065.34.3

a Negative/poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, at or 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 14_2_2-1a: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr08/14_facilitators_barrierstocare/T14_2_2-1a.html