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.
65 and over77.
Family incomeaNegative/poor79.
Near poor/low78.
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school78.70.979.
High school graduate78.80.979.
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.
Health insurance, under age 65Any private79.40.779.70.878.41.576.82.9DSUDSUDSUDSU76.64.2
Public only78.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only76.41.877.
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.
  Large central metro78.60.879.20.978.11.674.34.3DSUDSUDSUDSU73.56.0
  Large fringe metro78.
  Medium metro80.
  Small metro80.21.879.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish79.10.679.20.778.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good78.70.679.10.778.01.374.72.8DSUDSU82.54.875.12.9
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities79.
Complex activities81.
Neither basic nor complex activities80.40.680.80.779.

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.