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_4.2b
People who identified a hospital, emergency room, or clinic as a source of ongoing care,a by ethnicity, United States, 2009
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 20.30.418.10.416.30.525.
65 and over16.10.815.30.814.50.919.
Health insurance,b ages 0-64Private14.50.514.10.513.90.514.
Health insurance, age 65 and overAll persons 65 years and over16.10.815.30.814.50.919.
  Medicare and private13.
  Medicare and public28.
  Medicare only14.91.314.41.412.51.423.44.418.72.7
Family incomecNegative/poor33.
Near poor/low26.00.822.70.920.
Education, age 25 and overLess than high school26.
High school graduate18.80.717.90.716.60.824.11.924.61.8
At least some college15.90.515.60.514.60.620.21.419.31.3
Location of residencecMetropolitan19.20.416.70.514.40.525.
  Large central metro22.40.718.20.813.20.831.51.633.91.2
  Large fringe metro14.40.713.30.712.10.717.11.624.11.8
  Medium metro17.
  Small metro24.42.523.82.523.42.620.
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)
Activity limitations,d age 18 and overBasic activities20.20.819.00.816.90.928.02.530.92.8
Complex activities23.
Neither basic nor complex activities18.50.417.00.515.80.521.

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: 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_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_4_2b.html