Table 12_4_1-2a

2009 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 12_4_1.2a
People with a usual source of care whose health provider usually asks about prescription medications and treatments from other doctors, by race, United States, 2006
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 79.00.579.40.678.21.274.22.7DSUDSU82.24.476.82.7
Age1–1775.91.075.91.177.01.971.15.3DSUDSUDSUDSU75.54.0
18–4481.40.781.60.980.21.479.43.3DSUDSUDSUDSU80.34.8
45–6480.40.781.20.777.21.674.14.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
65 and over77.61.177.91.278.82.166.96.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale79.30.679.70.778.01.572.83.3DSUDSUDSUDSU78.23.9
Female78.80.679.10.778.41.275.32.6DSUDSU86.44.575.83.1
Family incomeaNegative/poor79.01.180.91.474.52.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU77.85.8
Near poor/low78.41.277.61.581.51.876.96.6DSUDSUDSUDSU78.66.1
Middle78.70.979.41.077.92.070.45.8DSUDSUDSUDSU72.65.9
High79.50.879.70.979.42.576.13.2DSUDSUDSUDSU79.45.1
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school78.70.979.51.077.02.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate78.80.979.11.078.71.669.46.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college81.60.682.00.879.91.478.82.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed80.50.680.80.779.81.378.43.1DSUDSUDSUDSU77.14.5
Not employed82.30.983.91.076.42.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, under age 65Any private79.40.779.70.878.41.576.82.9DSUDSUDSUDSU76.64.2
Public only78.51.079.11.377.61.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU74.64.7
Uninsured79.51.480.01.678.53.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only76.41.877.92.078.43.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private78.01.477.71.578.63.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public78.62.379.12.580.03.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan79.00.679.40.778.61.273.82.8DSUDSU87.53.976.63.1
  Large central metro78.60.879.20.978.11.674.34.3DSUDSUDSUDSU73.56.0
  Large fringe metro78.31.278.61.378.93.173.43.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro80.01.280.21.476.32.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro80.21.879.72.285.73.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan79.01.579.51.575.54.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan78.21.678.61.776.24.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore80.43.681.33.174.613.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish79.10.679.20.778.31.279.52.8DSUDSU82.24.576.52.8
Other78.51.581.11.577.27.968.54.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good78.70.679.10.778.01.374.72.8DSUDSU82.54.875.12.9
Fair/poor81.20.881.80.979.51.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities79.21.179.61.276.71.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities81.01.181.11.478.92.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities80.40.680.80.779.31.275.33.0DSUDSUDSUDSU77.94.4

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

DSU - 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 March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 12_4_1-2a: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr09/12_patientsafety/T12_4_1-2a.html