Table 16_4_5-1a

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_4_5.1a
People with a usual source of care, excluding hospital emergency rooms, who has office hours nights or weekends, by race, United States, 2006
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 42.90.842.80.944.21.444.83.1DSUDSU30.36.344.04.2
65 and over27.11.326.51.429.42.938.05.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Family incomeaNegative/poor40.91.639.
Near poor/low40.11.539.41.743.
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school37.41.438.51.632.02.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate38.
At least some college38.
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed41.80.942.
Not employed37.51.336.81.537.42.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, under age 65Any private46.90.947.
Public only41.01.439.51.746.32.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU37.85.6
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only29.
Medicare and private25.81.625.61.726.94.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public28.92.628.33.330.14.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan45.40.945.
  Large central metro45.
  Large fringe metro52.01.552.61.547.
  Medium metro39.52.440.12.538.43.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro40.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish43.00.943.00.944.11.440.53.5DSUDSU30.86.544.64.2
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good44.40.844.10.946.21.645.23.2DSUDSU31.96.746.64.3
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities28.91.428.41.630.62.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities30.61.629.81.834.42.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities40.20.940.

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_4_5-1a: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.