T14_1_15_2a

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_15.2a
People with a usual source of care for whom health care providers explained and provided all treatment options, by race, United States, 2008
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 94.40.394.50.395.10.591.81.4DSUDSU92.02.392.12.5
Age0-1794.90.495.10.595.30.992.63.0DSUDSU94.62.791.53.6
18-4494.50.494.70.594.90.890.22.0DSUDSUDSUDSU94.22.4
45-6494.20.594.20.595.30.992.31.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
65 and over93.80.793.80.794.51.393.71.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale94.60.394.90.394.40.891.32.4DSUDSU92.42.892.72.7
Female94.30.494.20.495.60.592.21.1DSUDSU91.72.891.62.8
Family incomeaNegative/poor93.90.594.60.793.31.290.93.9DSUDSUDSUDSU89.33.7
Near poor/low93.70.793.50.795.80.890.15.1DSUDSUDSUDSU90.06.2
Middle94.90.495.00.595.70.987.74.9DSUDSUDSUDSU97.71.7
High94.50.594.60.695.51.094.51.1DSUDSUDSUDSU91.23.9
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school93.40.693.20.894.81.091.02.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate95.30.495.30.595.30.895.41.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college93.80.494.00.594.90.790.61.5DSUDSUDSUDSU92.03.0
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed94.50.494.70.495.00.790.71.9DSUDSUDSUDSU92.92.7
Not employed93.80.693.60.795.30.892.62.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private94.70.394.90.395.80.791.01.9DSUDSUDSUDSU93.03.0
Public only94.20.594.40.794.00.990.44.0DSUDSUDSUDSU94.32.8
Uninsured93.41.093.01.095.61.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only93.91.094.11.094.02.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private93.81.093.71.194.92.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public92.71.692.02.194.42.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan94.30.394.30.495.40.591.71.4DSUDSU91.43.292.52.4
  Large central metro94.80.594.90.695.20.893.61.6DSUDSUDSUDSU89.85.7
  Large fringe metro93.90.693.50.796.70.692.62.0DSUDSUDSUDSU96.51.6
  Medium metro93.90.894.40.994.11.584.08.2DSUDSUDSUDSU91.64.0
  Small metro94.40.994.41.094.91.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan95.20.795.60.792.52.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan95.40.895.60.992.22.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore94.81.195.41.093.33.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish94.60.394.60.495.20.593.01.3DSUDSU92.12.792.02.6
Other93.30.994.00.890.45.990.52.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good94.70.394.80.395.60.591.71.6DSUDSU90.52.993.52.6
Fair/poor92.10.892.20.991.81.393.02.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities92.80.892.80.994.51.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities91.71.191.41.395.31.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities94.50.394.60.495.20.691.71.3DSUDSU88.73.694.61.8
U.S. bornYes94.50.394.50.495.10.594.21.7DSUDSU92.32.591.92.6
No93.30.694.10.794.51.790.31.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

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_15_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_15_2a.html