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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 2.39
Percent of persons with a usual source of care (USC) who reported that their USC usually asked about prescription medications and treatments from other doctors, United States, 2000 and 2002
    2002 2000
Population group Total population (in thousands)h Percent with USCi Percent asked Standard error Total population (in thousands)h Percent with USCi Percent asked Standard error
Total   288,182 81.2 75.1 0.6 278,406 81.6 81.7 0.9
Racea White 233,530 82.0 75.3 0.7 - - - - - - - -
Black 35,504 79.0 77.5 1.3 - - - - - - - -
American Indian or Alaska Native 2,583 78.4 71.0 5.6 - - - - - - - -
Asian 11,567 73.0 67.5 2.7 - - - - - - - -
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 884 83.2 DSU DSU - - - - - - - -
Multiple races 4,114 80.8 73.5 2.8 - - - - - - - -
Ethnicityb Hispanic, all races 39,665 67.2 79.3 1.1 33,955 69.5 86.0 1.1
Non-Hispanic, all races 248,517 83.4 74.6 0.7 244,450 83.3 81.2 1.0
Non-Hispanic, White 195,463 84.9 74.6 0.7 198,164 84.6 80.4 1.0
Non-Hispanic, Black 34,875 79.2 77.5 1.3 35,049 77.9 85.0 1.7
Non-Hispanic, other 18,179 76.0 69.2 2.0 11,237 76.6 84.9 3.1
Gender Male 140,802 77.4 75.1 0.7 135,882 77.9 81.9 1.0
Female 147,380 84.8 75.2 0.7 142,524 85.2 81.6 0.8
Age 0-17 72,747 90.0 71.0 1.0 72,531 90.8 80.1 1.2
18-44 111,219 69.2 77.5 0.8 109,025 70.1 83.5 0.9
45-64 67,960 85.0 77.5 0.8 62,067 84.9 82.1 1.1
65 and over 36,256 93.9 73.9 1.1 34,782 93.4 80.5 1.4
Educationc Less than high school 46,439 74.0 75.0 1.1 43,671 75.7 83.3 1.2
High school graduate 69,837 77.8 76.0 0.9 66,819 78.1 81.1 1.3
At least some college 97,866 80.7 78.1 0.8 93,763 80.0 82.8 0.8
Employment statusd Employed 141,933 74.7 77.2 0.7 138,298 74.6 82.7 0.9
Not employed 37,201 76.9 78.6 1.0 32,751 79.1 83.7 1.0
Health insurance, age 0-64 Any private 183,560 84.0 75.3 0.7 182,658 83.6 81.4 1.0
Public only 34,687 83.7 75.1 1.5 28,622 85.8 82.8 1.6
Uninsured 33,679 49.7 76.0 1.4 32,344 54.0 85.5 1.3
Insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 10,540 93.2 72.1 2.1 11,515 91.4 83.2 1.7
Medicare and private 21,397 94.8 74.6 1.2 19,279 94.7 78.5 2.1
Medicare and other public 3,920 94.3 75.4 2.4 3,568 93.3 82.7 2.5
No insurance/private only 400 DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Family incomee Negative or poor 35,618 75.3 75.5 1.3 32,053 79.7 82.4 1.8
Near poor/low 52,639 75.7 75.2 1.2 49,255 76.9 82.0 1.6
Middle 91,063 81.6 72.9 1.0 90,343 81.5 82.2 1.1
High 108,862 85.4 76.8 0.7 106,754 84.4 81.1 1.0
Residence locationf Metropolitan-large 157,991 79.6 74.4 0.7 157,794 79.6 81.8 1.1
Metropolitan-small 83,641 82.9 76.6 1.3 72,434 83.6 82.4 1.5
Micropolitan 31,057 82.8 76.1 1.5 28,633 85.4 82.6 2.2
Noncore-adjacent 10,568 84.4 73.6 2.7 14,253 84.4 75.1 4.9
Noncore-not adjacent 4,925 86.7 72.3 4.0 5,292 85.6 85.8 6.5
Perceived health status Excellent, very good or good 256,719 80.5 74.8 0.6 249,310 81.0 81.7 0.9
Fair or poor 30,967 86.9 77.5 1.1 28,386 87.6 82.1 1.3
CSHCNg Yes 14,116 94.5 74.3 1.5 10,993 93.6 81.0 1.8
No 57,966 88.7 70.2 1.0 55,003 90.7 79.5 1.2

a Prior to 2002, racial categories were not directly comparable to those used for 2002 data. Thus, race data for 2000 are not shown.

b Beginning in 2002, individuals could report multiple races. For 2002 and later years, Non-Hispanic White and Black categories exclude multiple race individuals and are not directly comparable to data from previous years.

c "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.

d Employment status for persons age 18-64 only.

e "Negative or poor" refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; "near poor/low income", over the poverty line to just below 200 percent of the poverty line; "middle income", 200 percent to just below 400 percent of the poverty line; and "high income", 400 percent of the poverty line and over.

f See the MEPS entry in the Data Sources section of the Measures Specifications Appendix for more information.

g CSHCN: children with special health care needs.

h Numbers may not add to total due to missing or rounding.

i Percent with usual source of care, excluding missing values.

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality or confidentiality.

- -  Data not shown. See footnote a.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

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