Table 16_3_3-1

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 16_3_3.1
People with a usual primary care provider, 2002-2007
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 76.30.577.60.576.60.577.40.577.60.577.30.5
65 and over90.60.791.10.689.80.690.70.789.80.790.20.6
RaceWhite, single race77.20.578.70.677.50.578.10.578.50.578.10.5
Black, single race73.
Asian, single race69.
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSU81.74.886.04.378.
AI/AN, single race72.05.580.
Multiple races77.12.675.52.677.02.477.92.378.62.575.72.4
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races78.50.579.80.578.60.579.40.479.90.579.50.5
  Non-Hispanic, White80.10.581.70.680.40.580.70.581.70.580.90.5
  Non-Hispanic, Black73.
Hispanic, all races64.
Family incomeaNegative/poor70.
Near poor/low71.50.972.70.973.00.973.60.972.
EducationbLess than high school66.
High school graduate71.80.874.00.773.50.873.30.773.90.773.80.7
At least some college75.40.775.90.774.90.776.10.776.60.776.00.7
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed68.20.769.80.768.70.769.60.670.80.670.50.6
Not employed73.00.972.
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private79.40.580.60.679.40.680.10.581.30.580.30.5
Public only81.10.981.70.881.10.982.20.879.40.979.40.9
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only87.71.389.31.390.
Medicare and private92.90.892.70.890.50.992.20.991.90.790.90.7
Medicare and other public91.51.589.
Location of residencecMetropolitan75.90.576.90.676.30.676.70.577.10.576.80.6
  Large central metro73.10.872.90.972.20.872.50.973.20.973.20.8
  Large fringe metro79.20.978.
  Medium metro77.
  Small metro73.71.877.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish78.40.580.00.578.60.579.20.579.70.579.30.5
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good75.90.577.00.676.00.576.70.577.20.576.70.5
Activity limitationscBasic activities86.70.886.60.785.40.886.00.885.80.984.70.8
Complex activities84.
Neither basic nor complex activities70.40.671.60.770.70.671.50.672.10.672.30.6

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 October 2014
Internet Citation: Table 16_3_3-1: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.