Table 16_3_3-1a

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_3.1a
People with a usual primary care provider, by race, United States, 2006
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 77.60.578.70.675.40.964.72.581.74.880.
65 and over91.10.691.20.790.51.592.52.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Family incomeaNegative/poor72.
Near poor/low72.70.972.
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school67.
High school graduate74.00.775.80.866.51.863.54.7DSUDSUDSUDSU61.65.6
At least some college75.90.777.60.772.11.558.13.0DSUDSUDSUDSU72.24.9
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed69.80.771.10.866.31.357.82.8DSUDSU72.25.658.13.8
Not employed72.
Health insurance, under age 65Any private80.60.681.90.776.
Public only81.70.881.80.983.51.453.97.6DSUDSUDSUDSU86.63.0
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only89.31.389.51.487.53.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private92.70.892.60.993.62.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public89.
Residence locationcMetropolitan76.90.678.00.775.
  Large central metro72.90.973.
  Large fringe metro78.
  Medium metro80.
  Small metro77.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish80.00.581.10.675.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good77.00.678.10.674.
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities86.60.787.30.984.91.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities86.10.986.
Neither basic nor complex activities71.60.773.10.766.

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 16_3_3-1a: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.