Table 14_1_14-2a

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 14_1_14.2a
People with a usual source of care whose health care provider sometimes or never asked them to help make decisions, by race, United States, 2007
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 15.90.515.10.518.
65 and over15.20.914.
Family incomeaNegative/poor18.
Near poor/low18.
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school19.
High school graduate16.00.814.50.923.
At least some college15.00.614.40.715.61.522.03.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed16.40.615.50.719.51.525.43.2DSUDSUDSUDSU23.45.4
Not employed16.10.915.
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private15.40.614.70.617.91.522.02.9DSUDSUDSUDSU24.64.9
Public only17.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only15.71.515.91.714.93.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private13.
Medicare and other public19.
Location of residencecMetropolitan16.40.515.50.619.51.322.42.6DSUDSUDSUDSU21.13.6
  Large central metro16.80.715.90.917.91.822.63.4DSUDSUDSUDSU22.36.2
  Large fringe metro14.
  Medium metro17.
  Small metro16.41.615.41.724.44.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish15.60.514.70.618.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good15.50.514.70.618.21.423.52.8DSUDSU12.13.520.83.5
Activity limitationscBasic activities20.
Complex activities19.
Neither basic nor complex activities15.50.514.60.618.11.323.13.0DSUDSUDSUDSU25.55.6
U.S. bornYes15.70.514.90.618.

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 14_1_14-2a: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.