Table 14_3_2-2b

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_2.2b
People who identified a hospital, emergency room, or clinic as a source of ongoing care,a by ethnicity, United States, 2006
Population groupTotalNon-HispanicHispanic, all races
All racesWhiteBlack
Age, not age adjusted0–1722.20.718.60.716.10.826.11.536.41.4
65 and over14.80.814.30.813.50.916.41.821.92.2
Health insurance,b ages 0–64Private12.60.512.30.512.20.611.50.915.51.3
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare and private12.60.912.70.912.**
Medicare and public28.22.326.22.425.
Medicare only12.
Family incomecNegative/poor28.60.926.
Near poor/low22.00.719.90.818.
Education, age 25 and overLess than high school23.10.921.61.320.31.625.
High school graduate16.00.715.30.714.60.816.91.421.11.9
At least some college13.40.513.30.513.00.614.
Residence locationdMetropolitan16.40.414.60.412.80.521.10.924.70.8
  Large central metro20.20.617.50.713.00.926.51.327.41.1
  Large fringe metro11.20.610.30.710.10.813.01.518.71.7
  Medium metro14.
  Small metro21.
Micropolitan (nonmetro)
Noncore (nonmetro)
Activity limitations, age 18 and overdBasic activities22.42.319.32.517.83.319.13.537.74.4
Complex activities23.
Neither basic nor complex activities15.00.414.20.513.50.517.

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