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_4.2a
People who identified a hospital, emergency room, or clinic as a source of ongoing care,a by race, United States, 2009
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 20.30.419.10.525.
65 and over16.10.815.40.919.
Health insurance,b ages 0-64Private14.50.514.40.514.
Health insurance, age 65 and overAll persons 65 years and over16.10.815.40.919.
  Medicare and private13.
  Medicare and public28.
  Medicare only14.91.313.11.323.14.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Family incomecNegative/poor33.
Near poor/low26.00.825.20.928.41.721.12.8DSUDSU53.28.728.03.6
Education, age 25 and overLess than high school26.
High school graduate18.80.717.50.724.61.817.53.9DSUDSU46.
At least some college15.90.514.90.520.31.415.01.4DSUDSU50.
Location of residencecMetropolitan19.20.417.70.526.
  Large central metro22.40.720.20.831.91.516.31.6DSUDSU45.
  Large fringe metro14.40.713.50.717.01.616.82.7DSUDSUDSUDSU24.03.8
  Medium metro17.
  Small metro24.42.524.12.622.
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)
Activity limitations,d age 18 and overBasic activities20.20.818.60.928.02.422.24.5DSUDSUDSUDSU26.95.1
Complex activities23.
Neither basic nor complex activities18.50.417.60.522.

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_4_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_4_2a.html