Table 14_4_5-1a

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_4_5.1a
People with a usual source of care, excluding hospital emergency rooms, who has office hours nights or weekends, by race, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalSingle raceMultiple races
65 and over26.91.427.01.526.72.5********
Family incomeaNegative/poor35.71.435.01.837.92.5******38.46.2
Near poor/low40.01.440.31.537.****50.07.1
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school37.41.338.61.530.32.7********
High school graduate40.31.340.31.438.52.541.16.6******
At least some college38.****43.05.9
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed42.****49.85.2
Not employed37.71.438.11.534.03.2********
Health insurance, under age 65Any private48.****52.24.8
Public only41.31.341.31.740.72.2******46.85.6
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only30.62.430.72.528.95.2********
Medicare and private25.61.725.41.726.95.0********
Medicare and other public24.92.627.23.323.64.5********
Residence locationcMetropolitan46.50.946.40.946.11.647.83.5**46.26.849.73.6
  Large central metro45.****51.66.8
  Large fringe metro52.71.553.01.648.23.753.75.7******
  Medium metro40.42.540.82.639.14.9******40.26.0
  Small metro46.62.946.********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish44.00.943.**
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good45.30.944.90.946.01.748.53.7**44.26.850.53.4
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities29.81.330.61.423.72.2********
Complex activities32.41.633.81.824.82.9********
Neither basic nor complex activities40.****49.55.4

a Negative/poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, at or 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.

b Less than high school refers to fewer than 12 years of education; high school graduate, 12 years of education; and at least some college, more than 12 years of education.

c For more information, see the MEPS 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: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.


Current as of September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 14_4_5-1a: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.