Table 16_3_4-1

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_4.1
People who identified a hospital, emergency room, or clinic as a source of ongoing care,a United States, 2005-2008
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 19.80.418.20.417.70.417.40.4
65 and over14.30.715.60.814.80.813.10.5
RaceAI/AN only49.75.956.06.848.
Asian only17.91.619.01.417.
Black only23.70.921.20.920.70.821.40.8
White only18.80.516.90.416.80.516.30.4
Multiple races23.82.328.42.521.62.426.93.6
EthnicityHispanic, all races28.
Non-Hispanic, all races18.10.516.40.516.10.415.90.4
Non-Hispanic, Black23.30.921.00.920.30.821.30.8
Non-Hispanic, White16.60.514.50.514.80.514.20.4
Health insurance,b ages 0-64Private14.70.513.10.412.60.512.60.4
Public only37.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare and private12.
Medicare and public27.
Medicare only11.
Family incomecNegative/poor32.
Near poor/low26.30.922.70.822.00.722.30.7
Education, age 25 and overLess than high school26.
High school graduate18.20.816.60.716.00.716.30.6
At least some college15.10.514.10.513.40.513.10.4
Location of residencedMetropolitan18.70.516.70.416.40.4DNCDNC
  Large central metro21.00.720.30.620.20.619.30.5
  Large fringe metro14.20.611.80.611.20.611.40.6
  Medium metro17.00.814.70.914.
  Small metro26.72.422.
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)22.52.323.32.420.
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)29.33.627.83.627.
Activity limitations,d age 18 and overBasic activities24.
Complex activities24.21.321.
Neither basic nor complex activities17.30.516.00.515.00.4DNADNA

a Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 standard population.� Age data and health insurance data for age 65 and over are unadjusted.

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c Negative or poor refers to family incomes below the Federal poverty line for a given household size and composition; near poor/low, over 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.

d For more information, see the National Health Interview Survey entry in Appendix A, Data Sources.

DNA - Data have not been analyzed.

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: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey.


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: Table 16_3_4-1: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.