T16_3_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 16_3_3.2a
People with a usual primary care provider, by race, United States, 2008
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 75.60.676.30.672.21.171.72.1DSUDSU79.74.477.62.4
Age0-1786.80.787.30.884.81.384.02.6DSUDSU97.41.385.73.0
18-4460.80.861.20.857.21.662.92.5DSUDSU65.88.266.24.1
45-6478.80.879.71.075.01.469.63.2DSUDSUDSUDSU77.95.3
65 and over90.10.790.50.888.01.587.34.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale71.80.772.80.865.91.368.52.5DSUDSU75.86.174.93.2
Female79.20.679.70.677.71.174.62.2DSUDSU84.34.580.22.9
Family incomeaNegative/poor68.41.167.51.470.01.764.66.3DSUDSU84.05.374.35.2
Near poor/low71.40.972.21.170.02.252.15.0DSUDSUDSUDSU81.74.4
Middle75.50.976.61.171.51.570.64.0DSUDSUDSUDSU66.34.9
High80.30.880.40.878.62.079.92.1DSUDSUDSUDSU85.44.0
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school64.21.163.71.364.82.268.05.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate71.50.973.31.063.31.861.24.5DSUDSUDSUDSU69.84.6
At least some college74.90.875.70.871.11.670.12.4DSUDSUDSUDSU73.14.8
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed67.80.868.40.863.51.467.32.2DSUDSU68.07.271.43.7
Not employed70.21.071.81.165.72.258.74.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private78.60.679.30.774.01.275.92.0DSUDSU85.24.679.33.1
Public only80.91.080.91.380.11.776.86.5DSUDSUDSUDSU83.53.8
Uninsured43.01.443.11.642.02.434.45.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only89.31.289.91.288.12.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private91.90.892.00.990.02.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public85.72.084.52.886.23.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan75.40.676.20.772.31.171.92.1DSUDSU72.83.976.32.7
  Large central metro71.11.170.41.375.51.369.22.8DSUDSU70.66.067.44.3
  Large fringe metro78.81.079.91.172.42.373.33.1DSUDSUDSUDSU83.74.0
  Medium metro76.51.378.01.366.42.875.95.5DSUDSUDSUDSU76.65.6
  Small metro77.61.478.51.568.52.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan76.51.476.51.571.82.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan76.11.976.32.170.83.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore77.12.076.82.274.52.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish77.60.678.40.672.61.076.42.6DSUDSU84.64.677.82.5
Other62.21.561.01.860.56.967.42.8DSUDSU59.96.2DSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good75.10.675.70.771.51.171.92.1DSUDSU78.64.878.32.6
Fair/poor79.80.980.71.077.72.069.25.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities86.70.887.40.882.81.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities85.61.187.01.281.22.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities69.50.770.50.864.11.367.12.3DSUDSU68.56.270.23.9
U.S. bornYes78.00.578.80.672.71.079.32.6DSUDSU84.54.378.42.5
No59.11.555.41.966.73.868.02.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

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: T16_3_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/nhqrdr11/16_facilitators_barriers/T16_3_3_2a.html