Table 16_4_5-1c

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_5.1c
People with a usual source of care, excluding hospital emergency rooms, who has office hours nights or weekends, by family income,a United States, 2006
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 42.90.840.91.640.11.543.
65 and over27.11.321.52.526.
RaceWhite, single race42.80.939.
Black, single race44.21.443.62.543.
Asian, single race44.83.1DSUDSU35.87.942.55.745.83.7
Multiple races44.
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races42.90.940.41.940.21.842.51.344.81.2
Non-Hispanic, White42.
Non-Hispanic, Black44.11.543.12.543.
Hispanic, all races43.01.542.22.639.62.545.82.444.03.2
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school37.41.433.
High school graduate38.
At least some college38.
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed41.80.939.42.540.81.941.11.442.71.3
Not employed37.51.337.
Health insurance, under age 65Any private46.90.948.
Public only41.01.442.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only29.
Medicare and private25.81.620.64.323.
Medicare and other public28.92.626.93.728.84.7DSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan45.40.944.91.742.11.745.41.446.91.2
  Large central metro45.
  Large fringe metro52.01.552.64.740.63.552.52.554.21.9
  Medium metro39.52.439.63.339.13.541.
  Small metro40.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish43.00.940.91.840.71.742.81.344.61.2
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good44.40.843.31.942.11.643.
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities28.91.428.02.328.
Complex activities30.61.630.32.528.32.333.33.330.33.6
Neither basic nor complex activities40.20.937.

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_5-1c: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.