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 16_3_2.2a
People with a specific source of ongoing care,a by race, United States, 2009
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 85.50.385.90.384.50.684.
65 and over96.60.396.90.394.
Health insurance,b ages 0-64Private91.60.391.80.391.00.791.50.9DSUDSU89.34.490.12.5
Health insurance, age 65 and overAll persons 65 years and over96.60.396.90.394.
  Medicare and private97.40.397.40.397.40.996.42.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medicare and public97.00.797.90.792.
  Medicare only96.00.696.10.695.
Family incomecNegative/poor77.50.876.
Near poor/low80.40.780.30.882.01.475.33.1DSUDSU77.
Education, age 25 and overLess than high school75.
High school graduate83.00.683.90.778.61.881.13.4DSUDSU75.17.482.05.1
At least some college87.50.488.20.484.
Location of residencecMetropolitan85.50.385.90.484.80.783.91.073.710.077.63.684.11.9
  Large central metro83.40.583.40.684.60.982.11.4DSUDSU74.85.483.33.4
  Large fringe metro88.90.589.80.686.61.485.42.0DSUDSUDSUDSU83.03.6
  Medium metro85.00.785.10.783.61.587.22.0DSUDSU83.16.487.13.0
  Small metro84.
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)
Activity limitations,d age 18 and overBasic activities90.70.591.00.688.11.394.02.1DSUDSUDSUDSU90.53.2
Complex activities87.80.888.10.986.61.686.93.5DSUDSUDSUDSU89.43.8
Neither basic nor complex activities80.80.481.50.578.

a. Estimates are not age adjusted.

b. A small number of people who were covered by both public and private health insurance plans were included in the "private" category only.

c. Negative/poor refers to family 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.

d. For more information, see the National Health Interview Survey entry in Appendix A, Data Sources.

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: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey.


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: T16_3_2_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/nhqrdr11/16_facilitators_barriers/T16_3_2_2a.html