Table 12_4_1-1

2010 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 12_4_1.1
People with a usual source of care who usually asks about prescription medications and treatments from other doctors, 2002-2007
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 80.10.579.00.577.70.677.80.776.40.775.10.6
65 and over79.
RaceWhite, single race80.00.679.40.678.10.778.10.775.90.775.30.7
Black, single race83.
Asian, single race76.32.474.22.778.52.476.02.574.
AI/AN, single race76.95.582.24.475.77.777.46.580.94.471.05.6
Multiple races77.
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races80.10.678.70.677.40.777.10.776.20.774.60.6
  Non-Hispanic, White79.90.779.10.777.70.877.30.875.70.874.60.7
  Non-Hispanic, Black82.
Hispanic, all races80.
Family incomeaNegative/poor78.01.379.
Near poor/low81.
EducationbLess than high school80.
High school graduate81.10.878.80.977.
At least some college82.30.781.60.680.60.780.60.779.00.778.10.8
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed82.00.780.50.679.50.779.90.778.00.777.30.7
Not employed82.
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private80.60.779.40.778.60.778.10.876.40.875.30.7
Public only78.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only78.11.876.41.873.02.475.51.976.61.972.02.1
Medicare and private80.71.378.01.477.01.676.51.478.01.475.01.2
Medicare and other public80.22.378.62.380.
Location of residencecMetropolitan80.50.679.00.677.80.778.20.776.60.775.20.7
  Large central metro80.
  Large fringe metro81.20.978.
  Medium metro80.
  Small metro80.61.780.21.880.42.476.42.376.82.677.41.9
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish80.10.679.10.677.30.777.70.776.40.774.90.6
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good79.80.678.70.677.40.777.40.776.10.774.90.6
Activity limitationscBasic activities82.
Complex activities81.81.481.
Neither basic nor complex activities81.40.680.40.678.80.779.70.777.60.777.20.7

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 B: Detailed Methods.

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.


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: Table 12_4_1-1: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.