Table 12_4_1-2a

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_1.2a
People with a usual source of care who usually asks about prescription medications and treatments from other doctors, by race, United States, 2007
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 80.10.580.00.683.01.076.32.4DSUDSU76.95.577.73.1
Age0-1776.60.976.31.180.71.773.24.2DSUDSUDSUDSU74.94.5
18-4483.00.882.90.985.61.477.63.4DSUDSUDSUDSU82.53.9
45-6480.80.780.40.885.31.577.13.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
65 and over79.91.080.51.177.22.876.95.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale79.80.679.90.782.41.475.73.1DSUDSUDSUDSU72.34.5
Female80.40.680.20.683.41.176.72.5DSUDSU83.16.282.03.1
Family incomeaNegative/poor78.01.377.51.681.02.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU71.36.4
Near poor/low81.01.180.91.380.52.283.16.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Middle79.60.979.01.084.31.774.44.5DSUDSUDSUDSU88.83.7
High80.80.981.00.986.02.174.63.5DSUDSUDSUDSU71.45.9
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school80.21.080.21.180.72.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate81.10.880.71.084.01.780.74.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college82.30.782.20.786.31.477.73.2DSUDSUDSUDSU79.15.4
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed82.00.781.80.885.11.276.02.9DSUDSUDSUDSU80.94.4
Not employed82.01.081.01.186.61.782.14.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private80.60.780.50.884.61.376.22.7DSUDSUDSUDSU79.04.0
Public only78.31.277.61.481.71.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU76.35.2
Uninsured79.91.579.21.884.32.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only78.11.879.11.975.94.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private80.71.380.91.479.44.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public80.22.381.12.975.35.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Location of residencecMetropolitan80.50.680.50.682.61.176.12.5DSUDSU76.16.978.93.2
  Large central metro80.21.080.31.281.51.676.83.0DSUDSUDSUDSU77.85.3
  Large fringe metro81.20.981.01.184.72.278.45.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro80.01.280.21.281.92.269.16.9DSUDSUDSUDSU76.87.0
  Small metro80.61.780.71.785.13.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan78.51.677.91.785.93.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan80.31.880.11.985.44.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore75.32.974.13.086.75.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish80.10.679.90.783.11.074.83.5DSUDSU76.46.177.73.2
Other80.51.481.21.5DSUDSU78.13.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good79.80.679.70.782.91.175.62.5DSUDSU75.86.078.53.2
Fair/poor82.81.082.81.183.72.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitationscBasic activities82.11.082.31.182.72.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities81.81.481.61.685.22.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities81.40.681.20.784.61.177.72.7DSUDSUDSUDSU82.04.0
U.S. bornYes80.20.680.00.683.01.075.43.3DSUDSU75.26.077.83.2
No79.61.280.21.383.43.276.82.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

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 February 2011
Internet Citation: Table 12_4_1-2a: 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_1-2a.html