Table 14_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 14_3_2.2a
People who identified a hospital, emergency room, or clinic as a source of ongoing care,a by race, United States, 2006
Population groupTotalSingle raceMultiple races
Age, not age adjusted0–1722.20.720.80.727.21.419.12.1**55.67.724.32.8
65 and over14.80.814.10.816.81.818.93.4******
Health insurance,b ages 0–64Private12.60.512.50.511.70.912.11.5**
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare and private12.60.912.********
Medicare and public28.22.327.82.933.74.5********
Medicare only12.********
Family incomecNegative/poor28.60.926.**
Near poor/low22.00.721.10.923.61.524.43.1**
Education, age 25 and overLess than high school23.10.922.**46.77.631.76.8
High school graduate16.00.715.30.717.31.318.43.0**49.37.518.44.4
At least some college13.40.513.00.614.**37.17.316.83.8
Residence locationdMetropolitan16.40.415.20.521.60.917.01.3**39.27.617.82.4
  Large central metro20.20.617.90.727.11.322.41.9**45.88.319.43.3
  Large fringe metro11.20.611.20.712.81.4********
  Medium metro14.******
  Small metro21.******27.17.3
Micropolitan (nonmetro)****61.28.3**
Noncore (nonmetro)****64.910.740.06.6
Activity limitations, age 18 and overdBasic activities22.42.320.72.719.43.536.24.4******
Complex activities23.******24.94.8
Neither basic nor complex activities15.00.414.40.517.40.914.51.2**46.86.818.43.6

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_2-2a: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.