Table 16_3_5-3b

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_5.3b
People in fair or poor health with a specific source of ongoing care,a by ethnicity, United States, 2008
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
65 and over96.30.796.70.796.50.896.21.492.22.6
Health insurance,b ages 0-64Private92.31.493.21.494.71.490.93.786.73.5
Public only93.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare and private98.00.698.50.698.60.696.03.0DSUDSU
Medicare and public95.91.496.61.596.
Medicare only95.11.395.21.494.41.896.61.995.03.0
Family incomecNegative/poor82.81.785.41.884.12.886.52.574.14.3
Near poor/low82.
Education, age 25 and overLess than high school79.02.481.
High school graduate88.41.589.31.588.91.890.12.779.65.6
At least some college86.21.786.91.989.81.982.34.380.34.3
Location of residencedMetropolitan85.
  Large central metro85.61.887.
  Large fringe metro85.42.989.
  Medium metro84.
  Small metro87.72.689.42.691.42.474.010.0DSUDSU
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)80.32.882.03.382.83.678.18.5DSUDSU
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)
Activity limitations,d age 18 and overBasic activities91.
Complex activities87.61.588.01.688.81.884.
Neither basic nor complex activities77.31.980.

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: 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_5-3b: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.