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_15.2b
People with a usual source of care for whom health care providers explained and provided all treatment options, by ethnicity, United States, 2008
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 94.40.394.40.394.50.495.20.594.50.6
65 and over93.80.794.00.794.00.894.41.391.12.1
Family incomeaNegative/poor93.90.593.70.794.40.993.
Near poor/low93.70.794.00.893.70.996.20.792.71.3
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school93.40.693.50.893.
High school graduate95.30.495.40.495.50.595.30.894.01.2
At least some college93.80.493.70.493.90.594.80.895.30.9
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed94.50.494.50.494.70.495.00.794.40.7
Not employed93.80.693.60.793.30.895.40.895.10.9
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private94.70.394.70.394.90.495.90.795.10.8
Public only94.20.593.80.793.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only93.
Medicare and private93.
Medicare and other public92.71.693.81.593.
Residence locationcMetropolitan94.30.394.20.394.20.495.50.594.40.6
  Large central metro94.80.595.00.695.30.795.30.894.00.9
  Large fringe metro93.90.693.90.693.40.796.80.694.11.2
  Medium metro93.90.893.70.994.
  Small metro94.40.994.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish94.60.394.50.394.50.495.30.595.20.9
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good94.70.394.70.394.80.495.70.594.90.6
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities92.80.892.70.892.
Complex activities91.
Neither basic nor complex activities94.50.394.60.394.70.495.20.694.00.7
U.S. bornYes94.50.394.50.394.50.495.30.595.20.6

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.


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: T14_1_15_2b: 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_15_2b.html