Table 12_4_1-2c

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_1.2c
People with a usual source of care who usually asks about prescription medications and treatments from other doctors, by family income,a United States, 2007
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 80.10.578.01.381.01.179.60.980.80.9
Age0-1776.60.976.32.179.11.875.91.775.81.8
18-4483.00.880.11.984.91.580.91.284.81.3
45-6480.80.778.32.280.51.881.91.380.71.1
65 and over79.91.079.62.479.32.180.21.880.31.7
GenderMale79.80.677.01.781.61.478.81.180.61.0
Female80.40.678.81.480.51.280.30.981.01.0
RaceWhite, single race80.00.677.51.680.91.379.01.081.00.9
Black, single race83.01.081.02.180.52.284.31.786.02.1
Asian, single race76.32.4DSUDSU83.16.374.44.574.63.5
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single race76.95.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple races77.73.171.36.4DSUDSU88.83.771.45.9
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races80.10.677.81.580.11.379.60.981.00.9
  Non-Hispanic, White79.90.776.02.179.71.679.11.181.11.0
  Non-Hispanic, Black82.91.080.82.180.22.284.01.886.52.1
Hispanic, all races80.31.278.92.484.11.779.22.278.52.5
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school80.21.077.41.980.71.780.31.682.62.5
High school graduate81.10.881.12.182.51.880.91.380.61.4
At least some college82.30.780.52.582.31.981.61.182.71.0
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed82.00.776.52.382.61.482.01.082.41.1
Not employed82.01.081.71.784.61.978.72.083.61.6
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private80.60.778.32.782.61.879.61.181.10.9
Public only78.31.277.71.779.32.078.52.576.16.3
Uninsured79.91.577.93.483.12.180.02.777.93.8
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only78.11.878.54.577.53.180.02.976.63.8
Medicare and private80.71.382.54.080.43.280.32.380.91.9
Medicare and other public80.22.377.84.180.13.8DSUDSUDSUDSU
Location of residencecMetropolitan80.50.677.61.481.41.180.10.981.10.9
  Large central metro80.21.079.32.080.71.678.81.581.21.8
  Large fringe metro81.20.979.83.482.72.580.61.681.41.4
  Medium metro80.01.274.33.481.72.279.72.181.01.9
  Small metro80.61.774.64.180.93.883.72.479.93.7
Nonmetropolitan78.51.679.73.179.43.077.22.478.82.6
  Micropolitan80.31.878.44.181.03.380.02.680.92.9
  Noncore75.32.982.23.876.35.772.94.674.45.5
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish80.10.677.51.580.81.379.31.081.10.9
Other80.51.480.32.981.92.382.22.675.73.4
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good79.80.677.91.580.71.279.31.080.40.9
Fair/poor82.81.078.92.082.51.981.81.887.22.0
Activity limitationscBasic activities82.11.079.52.381.21.982.41.784.01.8
Complex activities81.81.479.62.582.32.479.82.685.92.6
Neither basic nor complex activities81.40.679.61.682.31.380.80.981.90.9
U.S. bornYes80.20.677.41.480.61.279.60.981.30.9
No79.61.282.42.583.22.079.62.175.82.6

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_1-2c: 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_1-2c.html