Table 14_3_3-2b

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_3.2b
People in fair or poor health with a specific source of ongoing care,a by ethnicity, United States, 2006
Population groupTotalNon-HispanicHispanic, all races
All racesWhiteBlack
Age, not age adjusted0–1792.32.593.
65 and over97.80.498.00.498.20.596.
Health insurance,b ages 0–64Private93.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare and private98.90.598.80.599.00.597.31.7**
Medicare and public97.50.997.
Medicare only97.30.997.
Family incomecNegative/poor82.01.784.
Near poor/low82.92.486.62.983.84.790.12.871.44.3
Education, age 25 and overLess than high school80.
High school graduate84.51.985.
At least some college88.51.489.11.491.01.689.22.781.54.6
Residence locationdMetropolitan84.
  Large central metro82.41.886.12.589.92.485.13.576.92.5
  Large fringe metro88.81.990.41.992.01.984.
  Medium metro85.
  Small metro80.**
Micropolitan (nonmetro)85.92.687.72.886.13.398.80.6**
Noncore (nonmetro)88.82.393.12.394.52.3****
Activity limitations, age 18 and overdBasic activities91.
Complex activities89.91.389.81.490.01.789.92.390.42.5
Neither basic nor complex activities75.91.780.

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