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.
65 and over79.
Family incomeaNegative/poor78.01.377.51.681.02.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU71.36.4
Near poor/low81.
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school80.
High school graduate81.10.880.
At least some college82.30.782.20.786.31.477.73.2DSUDSUDSUDSU79.15.4
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed82.00.781.80.885.
Not employed82.
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private80.60.780.50.884.61.376.22.7DSUDSUDSUDSU79.04.0
Public only78.
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.
  Large central metro80.
  Large fringe metro81.20.981.
  Medium metro80.
  Small metro80.61.780.71.785.13.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish80.10.679.90.783.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good79.80.679.70.782.
Activity limitationscBasic activities82.
Complex activities81.81.481.61.685.22.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities81.40.681.20.784.
U.S. bornYes80.20.680.00.683.

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_1-2a: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.