Table 12_4_1-2b

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_1.2b
People with a usual source of care whose health provider usually asks about prescription medications and treatments from other doctors, by ethnicity, United States, 2006
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 79.00.578.70.679.10.778.
65 and over77.
Family incomeaNegative/poor79.
Near poor/low78.
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school78.70.977.
High school graduate78.80.978.
At least some college81.60.681.50.781.90.880.01.483.22.0
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed80.50.680.40.680.80.879.81.381.41.6
Not employed82.30.981.
Health insurance, under age 65Any private79.40.779.20.779.70.878.41.680.61.7
Public only78.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only76.41.875.71.977.
Medicare and private78.01.477.81.577.51.678.63.6DSUDSU
Medicare and other public78.62.379.22.780.
Residence locationcMetropolitan79.00.678.80.679.10.878.
  Large central metro78.60.878.20.978.
  Large fringe metro78.
  Medium metro80.
  Small metro80.21.879.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish79.10.679.00.679.10.778.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good78.70.678.50.678.90.778.01.380.51.2
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities79.
Complex activities81.
Neither basic nor complex activities80.40.680.20.680.60.779.

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: 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_1-2b: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.