Table 16_3_4-1

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 16_3_4.1
Adults with limited English proficiency, by whether they had a usual source of care (USC) with or without language assistance, United States, 2005
Population groupTotal population (in thousands)dWithout USCWith assistanceWithout assistance
65 and over1,43316.63.372.84.2**
RaceWhite, single race7,86153.72.442.
Black, single race263******
Asian, single race1,17234.55.355.95.1**
NHOPI, single race15******
AI/AN, single race28******
Multiple races62******
EthnicityHispanic, all races7,57354.52.442.
Non-Hispanic, all races1,82838.84.649.24.612.03.3
Family incomeaNegative/poor2,22349.12.946.63.0**
Near poor/low3,53552.**
EducationbLess than high school6,23450.92.845.
High school graduate2,00454.23.741.43.4**
At least some college1,03647.25.543.65.4**
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed5,63563.72.532.
Not employed2,31943.13.454.
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private2,25240.23.853.03.9**
Public only1,36432.23.864.63.9**
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only313******
Medicare and private189******
Medicare and other public84013.33.877.55.1**
Residence locationcMetropolitan8,96351.52.444.
  Large central metro5,72750.92.946.
  Large fringe metro1,62553.**
  Medium metro1,28550.23.840.54.3**
  Small metro326******
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good7,66457.02.539.
Activity limitationscBasic activities1,07217.
Complex activities51922.75.968.86.0**
Neither basic nor complex activities8,09356.02.540.

a 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.

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.

d Numbers may not add to total due to missing values or rounding.

* - 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 16_3_4-1: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.