Table 16_3_4-2a

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_4.2a
People who identified a hospital, emergency room, or clinic as a source of ongoing care,a by race, United States, 2007
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 18.20.416.90.421.20.919.01.4DSUDSU56.06.828.42.5
Age, not age adjusted0–1721.80.719.90.726.01.620.72.5DSUDSU63.86.724.82.9
65 and over15.60.815.00.917.31.916.43.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance,b ages 0–64Private13.10.412.60.511.70.917.81.7DSUDSU31.56.619.32.9
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare and private13.
Medicare and public28.
Medicare only13.21.312.61.413.62.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Family incomecNegative/poor31.
Near poor/low22.70.821.00.924.01.625.03.6DSUDSU60.17.736.54.7
Education, age 25 and overLess than high school25.
High school graduate16.60.715.90.819.21.514.83.1DSUDSU47.
At least some college14.10.513.30.515.
Residence locationdMetropolitan16.70.415.30.421.
  Large central metro20.30.618.10.727.41.420.92.0DSUDSU27.
  Large fringe metro11.80.610.70.615.51.616.22.7DSUDSUDSUDSU32.75.1
  Medium metro14.70.913.40.919.82.513.42.8DSUDSU52.
  Small metro22.
Micropolitan (nonmetro)23.32.423.22.616.12.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU39.85.6
Noncore (nonmetro)27.83.624.
Activity limitations,d age 18 and overBasic activities21.
Complex activities21.
No activity limitations16.00.515.00.517.

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_4-2a: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.