Table 17_1_1-2a

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 17_1_1.2a
People who had an office-based or outpatient department visit in the calendar year,a by race, United States, 2007
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 73.00.474.60.565.60.965.61.972.
65 and over91.60.692.30.689.61.483.43.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Family incomebNegative/poor66.
Near poor/low66.40.867.
Education,c age 18 and overLess than high school64.
High school graduate70.20.772.30.861.51.755.73.8DSUDSUDSUDSU70.04.5
At least some college78.10.679.60.673.01.567.22.4DSUDSUDSUDSU80.23.9
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed68.30.569.40.662.
Not employed73.10.975.
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private75.70.577.20.567.
Public only72.20.974.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only88.
Medicare and private94.40.794.90.792.51.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public91.51.392.31.591.72.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Location of residencedMetropolitan72.80.574.50.566.
  Large central metro68.20.769.10.967.21.362.92.5DSUDSUDSUDSU63.25.4
  Large fringe metro77.00.878.50.867.72.372.13.3DSUDSUDSUDSU89.23.1
  Medium metro73.90.976.
  Small metro74.31.575.81.662.53.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish75.50.477.50.466.30.970.42.1DSUDSU66.24.672.32.5
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good71.40.473.10.563.
Activity limitationscBasic activities92.90.693.40.689.71.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities92.00.892.60.988.11.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities70.10.571.70.662.
U.S. bornYes75.10.476.90.466.00.966.02.7DSUDSU65.44.473.12.5

a Includes physician and nonphysician office-based visits; physician and nonphysician outpatient department visits; and inpatient visits where the admission date was the same as the discharge date ("zero night" stays).

b 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.

c 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.

d For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix B: Detailed Methods.

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data qualiy, 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 17_1_1-2a: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.