Table 14_3_1-2a

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 14_3_1.2a
People with a specific source of ongoing care,a by race, United States, 2006
Population groupTotalSingle raceMultiple races
Age, not age adjusted0–1794.40.394.50.494.90.791.71.7**
65 and over96.30.396.40.495.******
Health insurance,b ages 0–64Private91.90.392.00.392.50.791.81.0**93.92.886.43.0
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare and private97.50.497.50.497.******
Medicare and public96.50.796.50.995.41.598.71.0******
Medicare only94.80.894.70.994.61.5********
Family incomecNegative/poor77.80.876.**
Near poor/low79.70.778.80.882.61.382.33.5**74.05.584.14.0
Education, age 25 and overLess than high school74.**81.45.991.24.6
High school graduate83.40.784.10.881.81.577.83.7**80.96.473.36.2
At least some college88.90.489.00.487.**
Residence locationdMetropolitan86.00.386.00.485.70.787.41.0**
  Large central metro84.60.584.10.686.10.986.21.4**
  Large fringe metro88.40.588.50.688.31.488.91.9****87.54.7
  Medium metro85.70.785.60.883.21.790.31.8****88.22.9
  Small metro85.****83.06.3
Micropolitan (nonmetro)****93.63.6**
Noncore (nonmetro)87.81.688.31.681.73.8****
Activity limitations, age 18 and overdBasic activities90.30.889.80.992.01.488.65.7****99.00.7
Complex activities88.40.988.****82.17.1
Neither basic nor complex activities82.60.482.60.581.70.984.81.3**

a Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 standard population, except where indicated.

b A small number of persons who were covered by both public and private health insurance plans were included in the "private health insurance" category only.

c 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. Missing values for family income were imputed using multiple imputation methodology. A small number of persons were excluded because their family income could not be imputed.

d For more information, see the National Health Interview Survey 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: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey.


Current as of September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 14_3_1-2a: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.