Table 12_4_1-2b

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_1.2b
People with a usual source of care who usually asks about prescription medications and treatments from other doctors, by ethnicity, United States, 2007
    Non-HispanicHispanic, all races
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlack
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 80.10.580.10.679.90.782.91.080.31.2
Age0-1776.60.976.71.076.21.380.71.776.21.8
18-4483.00.883.20.983.11.085.41.582.21.5
45-6480.80.780.50.879.90.985.31.584.21.6
65 and over79.91.079.41.179.81.276.92.887.52.2
GenderMale79.80.679.70.779.70.882.41.480.61.3
Female80.40.680.50.680.10.783.31.180.11.3
Family incomeaNegative/poor78.01.377.81.576.02.180.82.178.92.4
Near poor/low81.01.180.11.379.71.680.22.284.11.7
Middle79.60.979.60.979.11.184.01.879.22.2
High80.80.981.00.981.11.086.52.178.52.5
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school80.21.078.61.278.21.580.52.384.81.5
High school graduate81.10.880.90.980.31.083.71.783.42.1
At least some college82.30.782.30.782.20.886.21.581.51.9
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed82.00.781.90.781.70.985.01.282.61.3
Not employed82.01.081.81.080.41.386.41.783.52.0
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private80.60.780.60.780.40.884.71.380.91.7
Public only78.31.278.91.477.82.181.41.876.81.8
Uninsured79.91.579.01.878.02.384.02.782.72.5
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only78.11.877.31.878.12.075.94.388.83.8
Medicare and private80.71.380.51.480.71.479.34.6DSUDSU
Medicare and other public80.22.378.52.879.23.874.15.585.93.5
Location of residencecMetropolitan80.50.680.50.680.50.782.51.180.21.2
  Large central metro80.21.080.61.280.91.681.31.678.61.6
  Large fringe metro81.20.981.41.081.01.284.72.278.83.1
  Medium metro80.01.278.91.379.01.381.72.288.21.9
  Small metro80.61.781.21.881.41.985.43.973.55.2
Nonmetropolitan78.51.678.31.677.71.786.03.782.15.0
  Micropolitan80.31.880.21.880.11.985.64.380.87.6
  Noncore75.32.974.83.073.43.186.75.584.04.8
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish80.10.680.10.679.90.783.11.079.51.8
Other80.51.479.42.880.84.9DSUDSU81.11.6
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good79.80.679.90.679.70.782.81.179.21.3
Fair/poor82.81.081.81.181.51.383.52.188.21.6
Activity limitationscBasic activities82.11.082.01.082.21.182.42.383.52.6
Complex activities81.81.481.61.481.21.785.02.484.13.3
Neither basic nor complex activities81.40.681.20.680.80.784.51.183.31.2
U.S. bornYes80.20.680.40.680.10.782.81.078.71.5
No79.61.276.61.774.02.684.03.583.31.4

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: 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_1-2b: 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_1-2b.html