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.
65 and over80.
RaceWhite, single race80.60.780.51.578.61.380.
Black, single race83.
Asian, single race73.62.469.07.880.24.675.74.372.23.5
Multiple races74.73.575.65.357.
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races80.70.679.01.578.
  Non-Hispanic, White80.80.779.
  Non-Hispanic, Black83.
Hispanic, all races79.11.382.31.978.
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school78.
High school graduate80.80.980.
At least some college83.60.784.21.981.01.684.
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed82.40.777.41.980.21.583.
Not employed82.
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private81.20.782.92.578.81.981.
Public only78.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only77.21.878.63.875.
Medicare and private82.21.387.53.379.
Medicare and other public80.
Residence locationcMetropolitan80.30.680.21.377.81.480.
  Large central metro79.
  Large fringe metro81.
  Medium metro78.81.479.42.479.52.676.52.780.01.6
  Small metro80.71.875.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish80.60.679.21.478.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good80.30.679.51.478.
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities80.
Complex activities80.81.481.
Neither basic nor complex activities82.30.680.71.580.61.382.
U.S. bornYes80.70.679.71.378.

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_4_3_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_4_3_2c.html