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
WhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/AN
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total85.01.084.61.386.41.989.93.5****82.56.7
Age, not age adjusted0–1792.32.592.23.492.54.5********
18–4473.91.973.32.377.13.6********
45–6489.31.089.21.289.82.0********
65 and over97.80.497.90.596.70.998.91.1******
GenderMale81.21.780.82.183.63.782.25.7******
Female88.21.188.21.388.31.797.31.6******
Health insurance,b ages 0–64Private93.51.093.71.295.61.9********
Public93.91.193.81.494.61.5********
Uninsured48.54.549.75.841.57.1********
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare and private98.90.599.10.597.31.7********
Medicare and public97.50.997.31.197.51.2********
Medicare only97.30.997.31.196.31.6********
Family incomecNegative/poor82.01.781.71.981.63.1********
Near poor/low82.92.480.73.290.52.6********
Middle87.22.086.72.490.93.1********
High92.91.794.51.692.24.8********
Education, age 25 and overLess than high school80.62.078.52.484.94.0********
High school graduate84.51.984.12.385.03.2********
At least some college88.51.489.71.789.92.5********
Residence locationdMetropolitan84.31.283.41.686.12.190.63.4******
  Large central metro82.41.880.12.185.73.388.15.5******
  Large fringe metro88.81.989.72.284.54.9********
  Medium metro85.62.086.02.283.14.8********
  Small metro80.24.273.67.591.53.1********
Micropolitan (nonmetro)85.92.684.63.194.34.1********
Noncore (nonmetro)88.82.392.22.5**********
Activity limitations, age 18 and overdBasic activities91.21.091.01.292.11.983.110.2******
Complex activities89.91.390.11.590.12.3********
Neither basic nor complex activities75.91.774.92.179.43.485.94.7******

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. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr08/14_facilitators_barrierstocare/T14_3_3-2a.html