Table 14_1_14-1

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 14_1_14.1
People with a usual source of care whose health care providers sometimes or never asked them to help make decisions, United States, 2002-2007
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 15.90.517.30.517.20.517.70.518.90.621.90.6
65 and over15.20.917.
RaceWhite, single race15.10.516.20.516.40.516.80.618.10.621.00.6
Black, single race18.
Asian, single race22.72.719.72.617.
AI/AN, single race11.
Multiple races22.33.521.83.424.33.618.
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races15.50.517.30.516.80.517.80.618.50.621.10.6
  Non-Hispanic, White14.50.616.10.615.90.516.80.617.50.719.90.6
  Non-Hispanic, Black18.
Hispanic, all races18.
Family incomeaNegative/poor18.
Near poor/low18.
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school19.
High school graduate16.00.817.20.818.30.718.80.920.00.922.60.8
At least some college15.00.615.70.616.50.716.20.616.70.719.40.7
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed16.40.616.20.516.80.617.10.618.10.621.00.6
Not employed16.10.918.
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private15.40.616.20.615.80.616.20.717.00.620.60.6
Public only17.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only15.71.517.21.721.51.921.21.921.51.824.31.8
Medicare and private13.
Medicare and other public19.
Location of residencecMetropolitan16.40.517.40.517.50.518.20.619.10.622.40.6
  Large central metro16.80.719.00.818.80.819.80.721.20.925.61.0
  Large fringe metro14.
  Medium metro17.
  Small metro16.41.614.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish15.60.517.10.516.90.517.50.618.20.621.20.6
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good15.50.516.60.516.40.517.30.618.10.621.20.6
Activity limitationscBasic activities20.
Complex activities19.
Neither basic nor complex activities15.50.516.30.516.60.616.70.617.90.620.80.6
U.S. bornYes15.70.5DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC18.40.621.40.6

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.

DNC - Data have not been collected.

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 14_1_14-1: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.