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Table 16_3_5-1

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_5.1
People in fair or poor health with a specific source of ongoing care,a United States, 1999 and 2007
Population groupPercentSEPercentSE
Age, not age adjusted0–1791.
65 and over96.20.696.90.5
RaceAI/AN only82.34.3DSUDSU
Asian only77.44.392.13.0
Black only83.
White only85.01.487.31.0
Multiple races86.14.573.77.8
EthnicityHispanic, all races81.
Non-Hispanic, all races85.21.387.61.0
Non-Hispanic, Black83.
Non-Hispanic, White86.51.987.91.2
Health insurance,b ages 0–64Private93.21.592.31.2
Public only89.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare and private97.00.898.30.4
Medicare and public94.91.395.21.8
Medicare only96.
Family incomecNegative/poor80.31.884.91.2
Near poor/low83.
Education, age 25 and overLess than high school81.
High school graduate86.91.585.11.6
At least some college85.52.389.81.5
Residence locationdMetropolitan84.61.2DNADNA
  Large central metro84.51.7DNADNA
  Large fringe metro87.71.9DNADNA
  Medium metro86.41.7DNADNA
  Small metro75.66.1DNADNA
Micropolitan (nonmetro)83.73.8DNADNA
Noncore (nonmetro)83.73.1DNADNA
Activity limitations,d age 18 and overBasic activities86.12.9DNADNA
Complex activities85.42.1DNADNA
No activity limitations78.41.7DNADNA

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

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 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.

d For more information, see the National Health Interview Survey entry in Appendix A, Data Sources.

DNA - Data have not been analyzed.

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_5-1: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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