T14_4_3_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_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 80.50.680.60.783.31.073.62.4DSUDSU75.04.574.73.5
Age0-1776.81.076.41.280.71.772.33.8DSUDSU79.47.173.35.0
18-4482.50.882.70.984.71.377.53.2DSUDSUDSUDSU82.73.7
45-6482.30.882.60.986.21.369.93.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
65 and over80.21.180.41.281.32.872.34.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale80.60.780.80.882.51.272.73.0DSUDSU78.85.078.03.3
Female80.40.680.40.783.91.174.42.4DSUDSU71.26.271.74.4
Family incomebNegative/poor79.81.280.51.580.81.769.07.8DSUDSUDSUDSU75.65.3
Near poor/low78.51.178.61.381.41.980.24.6DSUDSUDSUDSU57.79.0
Middle80.71.080.31.285.61.475.74.3DSUDSUDSUDSU81.75.0
High81.30.781.70.885.22.072.23.5DSUDSUDSUDSU78.05.9
Education,c age 18 and overLess than high school78.51.178.31.382.81.970.95.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate80.80.980.61.085.51.474.55.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college83.60.784.10.885.11.374.92.8DSUDSUDSUDSU81.83.8
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed82.40.782.80.784.81.273.42.9DSUDSUDSUDSU80.74.4
Not employed82.41.082.21.186.81.678.64.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private81.20.781.50.884.41.473.63.0DSUDSUDSUDSU73.14.9
Public only78.31.277.81.581.51.771.87.2DSUDSUDSUDSU72.95.8
Uninsured79.61.778.62.185.62.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
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 public80.82.180.12.986.83.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationdMetropolitan80.30.680.40.782.41.073.22.5DSUDSU78.35.676.73.2
  Large central metro79.91.080.21.282.91.669.63.5DSUDSUDSUDSU76.95.9
  Large fringe metro81.61.081.91.182.61.974.44.5DSUDSUDSUDSU79.84.6
  Medium metro78.81.479.01.680.52.677.73.9DSUDSUDSUDSU67.97.5
  Small metro80.71.880.32.083.72.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan81.61.881.42.090.83.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan81.02.280.22.391.23.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore82.72.483.62.489.93.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish80.60.680.60.783.31.074.43.3DSUDSU73.25.275.43.7
Other79.41.680.91.682.65.272.93.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good80.30.680.40.783.31.073.62.5DSUDSU75.54.874.33.8
Fair/poor81.91.182.01.283.81.874.65.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitations,d age 18 and overBasic activities80.31.180.01.286.41.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities80.81.480.41.688.51.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities82.30.682.70.784.21.173.32.6DSUDSU76.04.577.94.3
U.S. bornYes80.70.680.60.783.51.076.52.9DSUDSU74.44.874.63.7
No78.61.380.81.481.23.172.02.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

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 March 2012
Internet Citation: T14_4_3_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_4_3_2a.html