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_5.2a
People in fair or poor health with a specific source of ongoing care,a by race, United States, 2009
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 87.50.887.70.987.41.488.73.3DSUDSUDSUDSU86.84.1
65 and over98.00.498.30.495.
Health insurance,b ages 0-64Private95.40.896.40.791.22.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overAll persons 65 years and over98.00.498.30.495.
  Medicare and private98.60.598.60.597.61.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medicare and public98.30.798.40.898.51.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medicare only98.60.598.40.798.90.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Family incomecNegative/poor82.71.682.
Near poor/low86.31.486.61.786.12.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Education, age 25 and overLess than high school85.71.785.
High school graduate87.
At least some college91.
Location of residencedMetropolitan87.10.987.
  Large central metro85.31.485.41.984.32.588.63.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metro91.61.392.41.492.22.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro86.31.785.
  Small metro85.53.485.
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)89.91.789.71.887.15.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitations,d age 18 and overBasic activities91.30.891.
Complex activities89.
Neither basic nor complex activities79.01.678.71.983.52.878.07.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

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_5_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_5_2a.html