Table 16_3_4-2

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, 1999-2004
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 17.40.417.20.416.60.417.60.317.10.317.60.3
65 and over13.90.613.10.613.20.612.60.513.40.614.10.6
RaceAI/AN only46.44.338.14.751.45.346.
Asian only16.11.418.31.616.21.515.11.415.51.516.21.6
Black only21.20.823.00.821.80.824.20.824.10.824.20.8
White only16.60.415.90.415.20.415.90.315.30.416.10.4
Multiple races20.
EthnicityHispanic, all races25.40.824.70.822.60.723.60.722.30.723.10.7
Non-Hispanic, all races16.00.415.90.415.60.416.60.316.30.416.90.4
Non-Hispanic, Black21.10.822.80.821.70.824.00.824.10.824.30.8
Non-Hispanic, White14.60.414.10.514.10.415.00.414.60.415.30.4
Health insurance,b ages 0-64Private12.80.412.10.412.50.413.70.313.10.413.80.4
Public only35.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare and private11.40.710.60.711.20.710.90.711.50.711.70.8
Medicare and public25.41.824.01.924.11.725.71.929.
Medicare only13.
Family incomecNegative/poor29.10.829.50.926.80.929.50.928.40.829.90.8
Near poor/low22.30.822.30.721.00.822.70.722.10.723.30.7
Education, age 25 and overLess than high school22.70.822.60.821.10.822.50.721.80.721.10.8
High school graduate15.70.615.90.616.20.616.40.515.80.616.70.6
At least some college14.00.413.20.413.00.413.80.413.50.413.90.4
Location of residenceUrban17.20.416.90.416.10.417.20.416.90.417.10.4

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.

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_4-2: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.