T14_1_14_2c

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_14.2c
People with a usual source of care whose health care providers sometimes or never asked for person's help to make treatment decisions, by family income,a United States, 2008
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 15.60.619.21.216.21.214.90.814.90.7
Age0-1715.60.918.21.716.21.912.41.417.11.5
18-4416.30.818.81.517.71.616.01.215.41.2
45-6414.70.720.82.113.61.715.31.213.70.9
65 and over16.01.121.22.516.61.817.01.813.41.8
GenderMale15.70.617.71.417.11.415.01.015.10.8
Female15.60.620.21.415.51.214.70.914.60.9
RaceWhite, single race15.00.619.41.616.31.414.21.014.00.8
Black, single race17.51.318.01.914.41.817.01.821.02.6
Asian, single race23.62.517.94.922.65.229.95.521.52.8
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single race14.03.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple races16.02.425.86.4DSUDSUDSUDSU15.14.2
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races15.20.618.61.415.71.314.60.914.60.8
  Non-Hispanic, White14.30.718.62.015.81.613.61.113.60.9
  Non-Hispanic, Black17.51.317.61.914.51.817.31.821.12.6
Hispanic, all races18.41.120.82.118.11.916.91.817.82.3
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school18.71.124.42.018.62.014.81.517.82.2
High school graduate16.20.818.72.015.41.517.51.414.71.3
At least some college14.50.716.02.115.21.415.21.213.80.9
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed15.60.619.42.116.91.515.31.015.00.8
Not employed15.61.019.71.714.02.117.41.810.81.5
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private14.80.616.62.515.61.814.11.015.00.8
Public only17.51.118.21.417.21.817.32.611.83.5
Uninsured18.11.425.02.915.12.515.62.018.23.5
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only14.31.518.44.215.92.714.32.711.02.8
Medicare and private15.51.515.63.613.82.718.32.714.42.3
Medicare and other public25.42.831.14.126.35.2DSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan16.20.619.61.417.41.315.71.015.10.8
  Large central metro16.91.118.11.618.02.016.61.716.01.5
  Large fringe metro16.31.217.93.118.22.915.41.716.01.6
  Medium metro14.51.219.72.514.22.313.92.313.41.7
  Small metro17.41.626.84.420.54.217.12.512.41.6
Nonmetropolitan12.91.317.52.411.51.811.71.713.32.2
  Micropolitan12.91.819.43.79.62.312.22.113.13.1
  Noncore12.91.814.32.714.63.510.72.913.73.7
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish15.20.618.81.315.81.314.40.914.70.8
Other18.81.420.02.817.92.219.12.618.32.8
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good15.10.617.91.316.21.314.30.914.50.8
Fair/poor19.51.124.21.916.01.919.31.919.12.2
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities18.51.222.72.118.62.219.92.014.81.8
Complex activities19.91.524.32.516.82.821.52.416.93.0
Neither basic nor complex activities15.10.618.81.515.51.215.31.014.20.8
U.S. bornYes15.20.619.01.315.61.214.50.914.50.8
No19.21.220.12.520.62.518.52.118.61.9

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_2c: 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_2c.html