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
65 and over89.80.690.30.787.61.685.04.0******
Family incomeaNegative/poor70.****75.25.3
Near poor/low73.00.973.****76.04.6
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school66.******
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.******
Health insurance, under age 65Any private79.40.680.20.674.61.474.62.6**83.24.780.13.5
Public only81.10.981.**83.64.786.03.1
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only90.********
Medicare and private90.50.990.40.990.62.5********
Medicare and other public87.71.688.********
Residence locationcMetropolitan76.30.677.20.672.
  Large central metro72.20.873.****67.86.1
  Large fringe metro79.60.880.30.977.****74.65.2
  Medium metro77.****89.52.4
  Small metro77.91.678.51.670.24.6********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish78.60.579.80.572.**
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good76.00.577.00.670.
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities85.40.886.10.884.91.8********
Complex activities83.********
Neither basic nor complex activities70.70.672.10.763.41.364.82.7**

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.