Table 16_3_2-2a

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 16_3_2.2a
People with a specific source of ongoing care,a by race, United States, 2007
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 86.40.386.40.385.90.687.60.9DSUDSU81.03.887.31.8
Age, not age adjusted0–1794.00.393.80.494.40.794.01.2DSUDSU94.91.996.11.1
65 and over96.00.496.10.495.30.997.61.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance,b ages 0–64Private91.90.392.00.392.10.892.30.9DSUDSU84.23.390.92.3
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare and private97.30.497.20.499.00.598.21.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and public94.
Medicare only95.40.695.50.794.61.599.01.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Family incomecNegative/poor79.50.978.
Near poor/low79.80.778.80.983.41.480.92.8DSUDSU81.15.484.93.9
Education, age 25 and overLess than high school75.
High school graduate83.70.783.70.883.81.486.63.0DSUDSU72.58.487.14.1
At least some college88.90.489.30.488.
Residence locationdMetropolitan86.30.386.20.486.50.787.50.9DSUDSU71.73.986.81.9
  Large central metro84.80.583.90.687.20.986.41.3DSUDSU78.
  Large fringe metro89.10.589.20.687.81.390.41.7DSUDSUDSUDSU89.72.9
  Medium metro85.80.686.20.784.41.586.72.2DSUDSU71.
  Small metro85.
Micropolitan (nonmetro)
Noncore (nonmetro)87.51.487.01.484.23.8DSUDSUDSUDSU96.82.4DSUDSU
Activity limitations,d age 18 and overBasic activities88.41.388.71.686.02.895.72.1DSUDSU81.44.595.12.8
Complex activities85.01.384.71.687.
No activity limitations83.50.483.60.482.10.984.81.2DSUDSU78.14.783.82.6

a Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 standard population, except where indicated.

b A small number of people who were covered by both public and private health insurance plans were included in the "private" category only.

c 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. Missing values for family income were imputed using multiple imputation methodology. A small number of people were excluded because their family income could not be imputed.

d For more information, see the National Health Interview Survey 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: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey.


Current as of March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 16_3_2-2a: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.