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2011 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.

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People with a usual source of care whose health care providers sometimes or never asked for person's help to make treatment decisions, by race, United States, 2008
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 15.60.615.00.617.51.323.62.5DSUDSU14.03.416.02.4
Age0-1715.60.915.61.114.61.723.34.4DSUDSUDSUDSU15.43.3
18-4416.30.815.70.917.61.625.93.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
45-6414.70.713.80.719.11.621.12.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
65 and over16.01.114.91.123.32.921.54.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale15.70.615.00.718.11.424.83.6DSUDSU14.33.414.92.7
Female15.60.615.00.717.01.422.52.4DSUDSUDSUDSU17.13.4
Family incomeaNegative/poor19.21.219.41.618.01.917.94.9DSUDSUDSUDSU25.86.4
Near poor/low16.21.216.31.414.41.822.65.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Middle14.90.814.21.017.01.829.95.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High14.90.714.00.821.02.621.52.8DSUDSUDSUDSU15.14.2
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school18.71.118.41.221.02.320.64.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate16.20.815.71.017.81.920.64.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college14.50.713.30.719.51.725.12.7DSUDSUDSUDSU15.54.1
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed15.60.614.70.718.31.524.62.7DSUDSUDSUDSU13.03.8
Not employed15.61.014.81.118.12.121.85.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private14.80.614.00.717.51.624.72.9DSUDSUDSUDSU10.72.5
Public only17.51.117.91.416.21.723.36.8DSUDSUDSUDSU19.14.9
Uninsured18.11.418.41.615.42.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only14.31.512.91.525.94.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private15.51.514.81.521.14.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public25.42.825.83.723.14.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan16.20.615.60.717.31.324.02.5DSUDSU11.43.016.02.5
  Large central metro16.91.116.31.317.01.622.93.3DSUDSUDSUDSU16.24.6
  Large fringe metro16.31.215.61.319.42.725.74.4DSUDSUDSUDSU14.94.1
  Medium metro14.51.214.21.414.31.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU14.73.8
  Small metro17.41.617.01.818.54.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan12.91.312.21.219.13.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan12.91.812.31.821.05.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore12.91.812.11.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish15.20.614.60.617.31.224.72.9DSUDSU15.93.715.42.5
Other18.81.418.11.721.85.622.43.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good15.10.614.60.616.31.323.72.6DSUDSU11.93.112.92.4
Fair/poor19.51.117.81.225.42.322.24.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities18.51.217.41.322.82.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities19.91.519.21.621.72.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities15.10.614.30.618.41.423.92.5DSUDSU14.94.012.73.4
U.S. bornYes15.20.614.80.717.21.220.83.0DSUDSU14.63.615.82.5
No19.21.217.01.420.73.825.22.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

a. 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.

b. 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.

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

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: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

 

Page last reviewed March 2012
Internet Citation: T14_1_14_2a: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr11/14_patientcenteredness/T14_1_14_2a.html