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_4_3.2a
People with a usual source of care who usually asks about prescription medications and treatments from other doctors,a by race, United States, 2008
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 80.50.680.60.783.
65 and over80.
Family incomebNegative/poor79.
Near poor/low78.
Education,c age 18 and overLess than high school78.
High school graduate80.80.980.
At least some college83.60.784.10.885.11.374.92.8DSUDSUDSUDSU81.83.8
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed82.40.782.80.784.
Not employed82.
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private81.20.781.50.884.41.473.63.0DSUDSUDSUDSU73.14.9
Public only78.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only77.21.877.71.976.83.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private82.21.382.51.581.95.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public80.
Residence locationdMetropolitan80.30.680.40.782.
  Large central metro79.
  Large fringe metro81.
  Medium metro78.81.479.01.680.52.677.73.9DSUDSUDSUDSU67.97.5
  Small metro80.71.880.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish80.60.680.60.783.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good80.30.680.40.783.
Activity limitations,d age 18 and overBasic activities80.
Complex activities80.81.480.41.688.51.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities82.30.682.70.784.
U.S. bornYes80.70.680.60.783.

a. Denominator includes persons with a usual source of care, excluding missing values.

b. 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.

c. 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.

d. 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_4_3_2a: 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_4_3_2a.html