T14_1_14_2b

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_14.2b
People with a usual source of care whose health care providers sometimes or never asked for person's help to make treatment decisions, by ethnicity, United States, 2008
    Non-Hispanic  
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 15.60.615.20.614.30.717.51.318.41.1
Age0-1715.60.914.71.014.31.314.51.818.71.5
18-4416.30.815.90.815.01.017.41.618.81.3
45-6414.70.714.40.713.40.819.31.618.31.8
65 and over16.01.116.11.214.91.223.83.014.42.2
GenderMale15.70.615.40.714.40.818.41.517.81.3
Female15.60.615.10.714.30.816.91.418.91.2
Family incomeaNegative/poor19.21.218.61.418.62.017.61.920.82.1
Near poor/low16.21.215.71.315.81.614.51.818.11.9
Middle14.90.814.60.913.61.117.31.816.91.8
High14.90.714.60.813.60.921.12.617.82.3
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school18.71.118.01.317.31.521.12.420.81.5
High school graduate16.20.815.90.915.21.017.91.919.61.9
At least some college14.50.714.50.713.20.819.51.814.11.5
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed15.60.615.20.714.30.818.21.518.31.3
Not employed15.61.014.91.013.91.218.32.119.82.0
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private14.80.614.40.713.50.817.61.618.51.5
Public only17.51.116.91.517.22.115.91.818.81.6
Uninsured18.11.417.81.717.92.015.72.719.01.8
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only14.31.514.51.713.01.726.84.211.73.0
Medicare and private15.51.515.81.515.11.521.44.5DSUDSU
Medicare and other public25.42.825.43.125.64.523.44.825.35.3
Residence locationcMetropolitan16.20.615.80.715.00.817.31.418.31.1
  Large central metro16.91.116.61.315.51.617.11.717.71.5
  Large fringe metro16.31.216.31.315.41.419.52.816.92.2
  Medium metro14.51.213.71.313.21.414.02.019.42.5
  Small metro17.41.616.91.716.52.018.64.222.54.4
Nonmetropolitan12.91.312.51.311.71.319.34.019.55.6
  Micropolitan12.91.812.81.912.11.821.35.7DSUDSU
  Noncore12.91.811.82.010.81.9DSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish15.20.615.00.614.30.717.51.318.31.5
Other18.81.420.03.4DSUDSUDSUDSU18.21.5
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good15.10.614.70.614.00.716.31.317.91.1
Fair/poor19.51.119.11.217.21.326.02.421.72.1
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities18.51.218.71.217.51.323.22.516.32.7
Complex activities19.91.519.91.519.21.722.33.020.63.8
Neither basic nor complex activities15.10.614.70.613.70.718.41.418.31.1
U.S. bornYes15.20.614.90.614.30.717.31.318.41.2
No19.21.219.91.814.32.621.04.118.41.5

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: SE: standard error.

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

 

Current as of March 2012
Internet Citation: T14_1_14_2b: 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_2b.html