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_15.2c
People with a usual source of care for whom health care providers explained and provided all treatment options, by family income,a United States, 2008
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 94.40.393.90.593.70.794.90.494.50.5
65 and over93.80.794.
RaceWhite, single race94.50.394.60.793.50.795.00.594.60.6
Black, single race95.10.593.
Asian, single race91.81.490.93.990.
Multiple races92.12.589.33.790.
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races94.40.393.70.794.00.894.90.594.40.5
  Non-Hispanic, White94.50.494.40.993.70.995.00.594.40.6
  Non-Hispanic, Black95.20.593.
Hispanic, all races94.50.694.
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school93.40.692.
High school graduate95.30.494.
At least some college93.80.492.71.491.91.494.00.694.20.6
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed94.50.492.31.394.
Not employed93.80.692.
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private94.70.392.61.893.
Public only94.20.594.50.794.40.994.51.386.94.7
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only93.
Medicare and private93.
Medicare and other public92.71.689.12.792.63.1DSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan94.30.394.00.693.10.894.50.594.70.5
  Large central metro94.80.593.70.992.
  Large fringe metro93.90.693.21.691.41.895.00.894.10.9
  Medium metro93.90.894.21.495.
  Small metro94.40.995.51.694.51.593.91.494.51.5
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish94.60.393.80.693.70.895.30.594.50.5
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good94.70.395.10.693.70.795.10.494.70.5
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities92.80.891.11.492.81.692.81.493.91.2
Complex activities91.
Neither basic nor complex activities94.50.393.90.793.60.894.80.594.70.5
U.S. bornYes94.50.394.10.593.90.795.10.594.50.5

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: 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_15_2c: 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_2c.html