Table 16_3_5-2a

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_5.2a
People in fair or poor health with a specific source of ongoing care,a by race, United States, 2007
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Age, not age adjusted0–1791.
65 and over96.20.696.50.793.22.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance,b ages 0–64Private93.21.594.81.688.54.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare and private97.00.896.90.998.51.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and public94.91.396.21.384.65.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare only96.
Family incomecNegative/poor80.31.880.62.378.93.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low83.
Education, age 25 and overLess than high school81.
High school graduate86.91.587.61.882.93.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college85.52.386.
Residence locationdMetropolitan84.
  Large central metro84.51.785.
  Large fringe metro87.71.989.91.987.83.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro86.41.786.91.983.94.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro75.
Micropolitan (nonmetro)83.73.885.44.471.79.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Noncore (nonmetro)
Activity limitations,d age 18 and overBasic activities86.12.985.83.785.52.894.63.5DSUDSUDSUDSU91.15.7
Complex activities85.
No activity limitations78.41.780.

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_5-2a: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.