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
  200720062005200420032002
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 80.10.579.00.577.70.677.80.776.40.775.10.6
Age0-1776.60.975.91.074.50.973.81.172.81.171.10.9
18-4483.00.881.40.779.60.880.40.878.40.977.40.8
45-6480.80.780.40.779.70.879.90.977.10.877.50.8
65 and over79.91.077.61.176.31.276.61.177.81.174.11.1
GenderMale79.80.679.30.677.70.777.50.775.90.775.10.7
Female80.40.678.80.677.70.778.10.776.70.775.20.7
RaceWhite, single race80.00.679.40.678.10.778.10.775.90.775.30.7
Black, single race83.01.078.21.275.71.476.91.779.51.377.51.3
Asian, single race76.32.474.22.778.52.476.02.574.22.267.52.7
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSU86.46.079.36.6DSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single race76.95.582.24.475.77.777.46.580.94.471.05.6
Multiple races77.73.176.82.772.23.975.53.076.63.173.52.8
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, Black82.91.078.21.275.71.576.51.779.51.477.51.3
Hispanic, all races80.31.281.01.179.71.282.71.177.81.279.31.1
Family incomeaNegative/poor78.01.379.01.176.41.376.81.374.21.475.51.3
Near poor/low81.01.178.41.275.81.378.81.076.61.275.21.2
Middle79.60.978.70.977.20.976.91.275.71.172.91.0
High80.80.979.50.879.30.978.30.877.40.876.80.7
EducationbLess than high school80.21.078.70.977.51.176.91.177.21.075.01.1
High school graduate81.10.878.80.977.21.079.00.976.20.976.00.9
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 employed82.01.082.30.980.21.081.00.977.21.178.01.0
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private80.60.779.40.778.60.778.10.876.40.875.30.7
Public only78.31.278.51.074.81.376.31.374.31.275.21.4
Uninsured79.91.579.51.478.41.580.41.477.21.576.01.4
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 public80.22.378.62.380.82.280.02.380.02.575.32.5
Location of residencecMetropolitan80.50.679.00.677.80.778.20.776.60.775.20.7
  Large central metro80.21.078.60.878.01.078.71.077.01.075.60.9
  Large fringe metro81.20.978.31.277.61.078.31.276.61.072.80.9
  Medium metro80.01.280.01.276.71.778.21.575.91.576.31.6
  Small metro80.61.780.21.880.42.476.42.376.82.677.41.9
Nonmetropolitan78.51.679.01.577.11.675.91.875.31.775.11.3
  Micropolitan80.31.878.21.676.91.877.51.875.81.976.31.5
  Noncore75.32.980.43.677.42.873.03.574.23.172.62.4
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish80.10.679.10.677.30.777.70.776.40.774.90.6
Other80.51.478.51.581.21.379.11.475.61.578.01.5
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good79.80.678.70.677.40.777.40.776.10.774.90.6
Fair/poor82.81.081.20.880.11.080.60.978.11.077.21.1
Activity limitationscBasic activities82.11.079.21.179.51.178.91.078.91.074.51.2
Complex activities81.81.481.01.181.01.380.51.279.21.275.91.3
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.

 

Current as of February 2011
Internet Citation: Table 12_4_1-1: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. February 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr10/12_patientsafety/T12_4_1-1.html