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Table 16_3_4-2c

2009 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_4.2c
People who identified a hospital, emergency room, or clinic as a source of ongoing care,a by family income,b United States, 2007
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 18.20.431.
Age, not age adjusted0–1721.80.736.41.727.51.418.
65 and over15.60.822.52.517.61.715.
RaceAI/AN only56.06.870.76.960.17.743.58.0DSUDSU
Asian only19.01.428.
Black only21.20.931.81.924.01.616.81.510.81.4
White only16.90.429.01.321.00.916.60.711.00.5
Multiple races28.42.543.05.336.54.724.
EthnicityHispanic, all races26.
Non-Hispanic, all races16.40.528.21.420.
Non-Hispanic, Black21.00.931.
Non-Hispanic, White14.50.523.01.617.
Health insurance,c ages 0–64Private13.10.420.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare and private13.
Medicare and public28.
Medicare only13.21.317.33.414.82.311.
Education, age 25 and overLess than high school25.
High school graduate16.60.726.
At least some college14.10.526.
Residence locationdMetropolitan16.70.431.
  Large central metro20.30.635.81.627.41.417.
  Large fringe metro11.80.626.
  Medium metro14.70.928.32.316.41.413.
  Small metro22.
Micropolitan (nonmetro)23.32.428.53.424.83.322.73.319.63.0
Noncore (nonmetro)27.83.634.46.328.
Activity limitations,d age 18 and overBasic activities21.
Complex activities21.
No activity limitations16.00.527.41.720.

a Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 standard population, except where indicated.

b Negative/poor refers to household 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. Missing values for family income were imputed using multiple imputation methodology. A small number of people were excluded because their family income could not be imputed.

c A small number of people who were covered by both public and private health insurance plans were included in the "private" category only.

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.


Current as of March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 16_3_4-2c: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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