Table 14_3_3-2a

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_3.2a
People in fair or poor health with a specific source of ongoing care,a by race, United States, 2006
Population groupTotalSingle raceMultiple races
Age, not age adjusted0–1792.32.592.23.492.54.5********
65 and over97.80.497.90.596.70.998.91.1******
Health insurance,b ages 0–64Private93.********
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare and private98.90.599.10.597.31.7********
Medicare and public97.50.997.********
Medicare only97.30.997.********
Family incomecNegative/poor82.01.781.71.981.63.1********
Near poor/low82.92.480.********
Education, age 25 and overLess than high school80.********
High school graduate84.51.984.12.385.03.2********
At least some college88.51.489.71.789.92.5********
Residence locationdMetropolitan84.******
  Large central metro82.41.880.******
  Large fringe metro88.81.989.********
  Medium metro85.********
  Small metro80.********
Micropolitan (nonmetro)85.92.684.********
Noncore (nonmetro)88.82.392.22.5**********
Activity limitations, age 18 and overdBasic activities91.******
Complex activities89.91.390.11.590.12.3********
Neither basic nor complex activities75.91.774.******

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_3-2a: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.