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_3.2b
People with a usual primary care provider, by ethnicity, United States, 2008
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 75.60.677.60.679.00.672.
65 and over90.10.790.50.791.10.887.81.684.02.9
Family incomeaNegative/poor68.
Near poor/low71.40.974.
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school64.
High school graduate71.50.974.20.976.
At least some college74.90.876.10.877.30.971.21.661.61.8
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed67.80.870.80.872.20.863.81.450.31.6
Not employed70.
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private78.60.679.20.780.10.774.01.373.41.3
Public only80.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only89.
Medicare and private91.90.892.00.992.20.989.82.1DSUDSU
Medicare and other public85.
Residence locationcMetropolitan75.40.677.70.679.40.772.
  Large central metro71.
  Large fringe metro78.
  Medium metro76.51.378.51.380.81.366.12.965.52.1
  Small metro77.61.478.81.579.81.668.72.867.73.5
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish77.60.678.10.679.20.672.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good75.10.677.10.678.50.771.
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities86.70.886.80.887.70.982.71.784.92.4
Complex activities85.
Neither basic nor complex activities69.50.772.50.774.30.764.31.352.31.5
U.S. bornYes78.00.578.40.679.40.672.

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: 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_2b: 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_2b.html