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.

Table 14_1_14.2a
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
65 and over16.
Family incomeaNegative/poor19.
Near poor/low16.
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school18.
High school graduate16.20.815.
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.
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private14.80.614.00.717.51.624.72.9DSUDSUDSUDSU10.72.5
Public only17.
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.
  Large central metro16.
  Large fringe metro16.
  Medium metro14.
  Small metro17.41.617.01.818.54.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish15.20.614.60.617.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good15.10.614.60.616.31.323.72.6DSUDSU11.
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities18.
Complex activities19.91.519.21.621.72.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities15.10.614.30.618.41.423.92.5DSUDSU14.
U.S. bornYes15.20.614.80.717.

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 October 2014
Internet Citation: T14_1_14_2a: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr11/14_patientcenteredness/T14_1_14_2a.html