T14_4_3_2c

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_3.2c
People with a usual source of care who usually asks about prescription medications and treatments from other doctors, by family income,a United States, 2008
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 80.50.679.81.278.51.180.71.081.30.7
Age0-1776.81.078.41.876.51.877.41.875.41.9
18-4482.50.881.11.679.31.784.31.382.61.2
45-6482.30.881.62.180.81.981.21.483.21.1
65 and over80.21.179.42.478.92.179.32.082.01.6
GenderMale80.60.780.21.678.91.480.91.281.10.9
Female80.40.679.61.378.21.280.61.281.60.9
RaceWhite, single race80.60.780.51.578.61.380.31.281.70.8
Black, single race83.31.080.81.781.41.985.61.485.22.0
Asian, single race73.62.469.07.880.24.675.74.372.23.5
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single race75.04.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple races74.73.575.65.357.79.081.75.078.05.9
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races80.70.679.01.578.61.280.81.281.80.8
  Non-Hispanic, White80.80.779.22.178.61.480.11.482.30.9
  Non-Hispanic, Black83.81.081.51.881.71.986.31.485.12.0
Hispanic, all races79.11.382.31.978.22.080.42.174.93.0
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school78.51.178.81.777.82.079.72.077.12.7
High school graduate80.80.980.42.079.61.780.71.481.51.4
At least some college83.60.784.21.981.01.684.21.183.70.9
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed82.40.777.41.980.21.583.31.082.90.9
Not employed82.41.084.11.479.22.281.91.983.41.8
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private81.20.782.92.578.81.981.31.281.50.8
Public only78.31.278.91.677.11.780.32.572.55.5
Uninsured79.61.780.52.680.32.578.73.679.13.7
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only77.21.878.63.875.13.077.03.079.73.4
Medicare and private82.21.387.53.379.73.281.62.582.91.8
Medicare and other public80.82.170.64.689.92.7DSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan80.30.680.21.377.81.480.11.181.40.8
  Large central metro79.91.081.21.878.22.380.91.979.61.4
  Large fringe metro81.61.082.13.174.22.482.61.882.91.4
  Medium metro78.81.479.42.479.52.676.52.780.01.6
  Small metro80.71.875.64.279.94.579.62.984.42.4
Nonmetropolitan81.61.878.43.781.62.383.22.781.12.6
  Micropolitan81.02.281.54.880.72.981.53.480.42.9
  Noncore82.72.473.75.783.13.886.53.882.54.1
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish80.60.679.21.478.31.280.71.181.80.7
Other79.41.681.82.779.62.381.42.672.33.6
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good80.30.679.51.478.41.280.61.181.10.8
Fair/poor81.91.181.31.779.32.282.21.984.52.3
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities80.31.181.01.975.82.280.32.083.51.9
Complex activities80.81.481.92.178.83.379.53.182.92.9
Neither basic nor complex activities82.30.680.71.580.61.382.71.082.80.8
U.S. bornYes80.70.679.71.378.31.180.61.182.10.7
No78.61.380.62.680.02.182.31.973.52.5

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 March 2012
Internet Citation: T14_4_3_2c: 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_2c.html