T9_2_5_2a

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 9_2_5.2a
Adults with chronic joint symptoms who have ever seen a doctor or other health professional for joint symptoms,a by race, United States, 2009
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 70.50.870.20.975.11.962.44.6DSUDSU57.57.270.85.3
Age18-4464.51.464.51.668.43.350.68.0DSUDSUDSUDSU67.88.4
45-6474.01.073.21.180.82.371.15.3DSUDSUDSUDSU67.87.6
65 and over83.21.082.81.185.92.283.05.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderFemale74.61.074.31.280.32.061.36.4DSUDSUDSUDSU72.46.4
Male66.01.366.11.466.43.962.76.4DSUDSUDSUDSU69.56.9
Health insurance,b ages 18-64All persons under 65 years72.31.171.61.281.02.361.26.1DSUDSUDSUDSU68.87.8
  Private69.41.269.21.376.43.356.86.4DSUDSUDSUDSU61.710.2
  Public82.41.881.42.287.82.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Uninsured52.52.153.12.449.45.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overAll persons 65 years and over83.21.082.81.185.72.284.05.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medicare and private83.81.283.51.389.33.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medicare and public87.12.286.12.787.83.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medicare only80.32.080.12.380.74.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Family incomecNegative/poor72.21.970.72.477.13.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low68.11.867.62.173.23.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Middle70.41.571.01.771.04.350.48.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High72.01.571.61.678.84.465.06.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Education, age 25 and overLess than high school67.12.366.82.670.54.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate72.31.471.71.778.53.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college72.51.072.41.177.32.564.15.3DSUDSUDSUDSU66.68.9
Location of residencedMetropolitan71.00.970.81.074.92.163.74.7DSUDSUDSUDSU72.35.9
  Large central metro68.21.768.22.068.93.264.66.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metro73.41.773.41.979.74.064.27.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro71.01.770.12.077.33.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro72.32.071.82.178.15.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)69.82.469.52.873.75.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)66.43.065.83.380.88.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitationsdBasic activities86.41.286.51.386.62.691.62.7DSUDSUDSUDSU90.94.1
Complex activities86.91.286.41.589.62.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU82.27.0
Neither basic nor complex activities63.01.063.01.166.02.857.15.3DSUDSUDSUDSU55.97.1

a. Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population. Age data and health insurance data for age 65 and over are unadjusted.

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 for a given household size and composition; 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 March 2012
Internet Citation: T9_2_5_2a: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr11/9_musculoskeletal/T9_2_5_2a.html