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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 14_1_14.2c
People with a usual source of care whose health care providers sometimes or never asked for person's help to make treatment decisions, by family income,a United States, 2008
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 15.60.619.
65 and over16.
RaceWhite, single race15.00.619.41.616.31.414.
Black, single race17.51.318.01.914.41.817.01.821.02.6
Asian, single race23.62.517.94.922.
Multiple races16.02.425.86.4DSUDSUDSUDSU15.14.2
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races15.20.618.61.415.71.314.60.914.60.8
  Non-Hispanic, White14.30.718.
  Non-Hispanic, Black17.51.317.61.914.51.817.31.821.12.6
Hispanic, all races18.
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school18.
High school graduate16.20.818.
At least some college14.50.716.
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed15.60.619.
Not employed15.
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private14.80.616.62.515.61.814.
Public only17.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only14.31.518.
Medicare and private15.51.515.63.613.82.718.32.714.42.3
Medicare and other public25.42.831.
Residence locationcMetropolitan16.20.619.61.417.41.315.
  Large central metro16.
  Large fringe metro16.
  Medium metro14.
  Small metro17.41.626.84.420.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish15.20.618.81.315.81.314.40.914.70.8
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good15.10.617.91.316.21.314.30.914.50.8
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities18.
Complex activities19.91.524.32.516.82.821.52.416.93.0
Neither basic nor complex activities15.10.618.81.515.
U.S. bornYes15.20.619.01.315.

a. 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.

b. 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.

c. For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix B: Detailed Methods.

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


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: T14_1_14_2c: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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