T14_4_3_2b

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_3.2b
People with a usual source of care who usually asks about prescription medications and treatments from other doctors,a by ethnicity, United States, 2008
    Non-Hispanic  
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 80.50.680.70.680.80.783.81.079.11.3
Age0-1776.81.076.51.275.61.581.71.878.21.8
18-4482.50.882.90.983.31.084.81.380.01.6
45-6482.30.882.40.882.81.086.31.380.41.7
65 and over80.21.180.31.280.61.381.72.977.83.3
GenderMale80.60.780.80.780.90.983.01.279.51.5
Female80.40.680.60.780.70.884.31.178.71.4
Family incomebNegative/poor79.81.279.01.579.22.181.51.882.31.9
Near poor/low78.51.178.61.278.61.481.71.978.22.0
Middle80.71.080.81.280.11.486.31.480.42.1
High81.30.781.80.882.30.985.12.074.93.0
Education,c age 18 and overLess than high school78.51.177.61.477.11.883.31.981.11.8
High school graduate80.80.981.20.981.11.085.61.476.22.2
At least some college83.60.783.80.784.30.885.11.381.31.9
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed82.40.782.80.783.30.884.91.279.11.6
Not employed82.41.082.31.181.91.387.01.683.01.6
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private81.20.781.50.781.90.884.61.478.31.7
Public only78.31.277.71.676.02.382.21.879.81.5
Uninsured79.61.779.22.077.32.786.52.281.02.3
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only77.21.877.31.977.72.177.94.176.84.3
Medicare and private82.21.382.31.482.51.682.25.1DSUDSU
Medicare and other public80.82.181.32.380.93.486.33.378.35.1
Residence locationdMetropolitan80.30.680.50.780.70.883.01.079.11.3
  Large central metro79.91.080.61.281.11.683.81.677.71.8
  Large fringe metro81.61.082.11.182.51.282.71.977.02.8
  Medium metro78.81.478.51.578.61.780.92.780.92.8
  Small metro80.71.879.92.079.32.283.92.989.23.0
Nonmetropolitan81.61.881.71.981.52.090.73.079.56.4
  Micropolitan81.02.281.12.280.22.391.03.578.64.3
  Noncore82.72.483.02.384.02.289.93.980.210.2
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish80.60.680.80.780.70.883.71.078.31.7
Other79.41.678.83.085.54.087.54.979.71.6
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good80.30.680.50.780.60.883.81.079.01.3
Fair/poor81.91.182.21.282.31.483.81.979.92.0
Activity limitations,d age 18 and overBasic activities80.31.179.91.179.51.386.21.885.72.4
Complex activities80.81.480.31.579.81.888.11.988.22.6
Neither basic nor complex activities82.30.682.70.683.20.784.51.179.31.4
U.S. bornYes80.70.680.90.780.70.883.81.079.21.5
No78.61.378.31.683.42.183.73.078.91.6

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: SE: standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

 

Current as of March 2012
Internet Citation: T14_4_3_2b: 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_2b.html