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.
65 and over90.10.790.50.888.01.587.34.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Family incomeaNegative/poor68.
Near poor/low71.40.972.
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school64.
High school graduate71.50.973.
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.
Not employed70.
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private78.60.679.30.774.
Public only80.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only89.
Medicare and private91.90.892.00.990.02.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public85.
Residence locationcMetropolitan75.40.676.20.772.
  Large central metro71.
  Large fringe metro78.
  Medium metro76.51.378.01.366.42.875.95.5DSUDSUDSUDSU76.65.6
  Small metro77.61.478.51.568.52.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish77.60.678.40.672.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good75.10.675.70.771.
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities86.70.887.40.882.81.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities85.
Neither basic nor complex activities69.50.770.50.864.11.367.12.3DSUDSU68.
U.S. bornYes78.00.578.80.672.

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: T16_3_3_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_3_2a.html