Table 16_3_4-3a

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_4.3a
People who identified a hospital, emergency room, or clinic as a source of ongoing care,a by race, United States, 2008
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 19.80.418.80.523.70.917.91.6DSUDSU49.75.923.82.3
65 and over14.30.713.90.816.31.713.52.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance,b ages 0-64Private14.70.514.40.616.
Public only37.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare and private12.
Medicare and public27.
Medicare only11.
Family incomecNegative/poor32.
Near poor/low26.30.924.
Education, age 25 and overLess than high school26.
High school graduate18.20.816.60.822.51.820.44.4DSUDSU44.08.326.36.6
At least some college15.10.514.80.517.
Location of residencedMetropolitan18.70.517.40.524.
  Large central metro21.00.719.00.828.71.519.72.0DSUDSU34.
  Large fringe metro14.20.613.30.718.
  Medium metro17.00.815.40.925.
  Small metro26.72.426.72.522.
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)22.52.323.22.513.62.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU26.05.6
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)29.33.627.53.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU75.010.0DSUDSU
Activity limitations,d age 18 and overBasic activities24.
Complex activities24.21.323.21.526.82.734.78.2DSUDSUDSUDSU26.66.9
Neither basic nor complex activities17.30.516.50.521.

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

b A small number of people who were covered by both public and private health insurance plans were included in the "private" category only.������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������

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.�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������

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_4-3a: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.