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Table 10_3_2-2d

2008 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 10_3_2.2d
People with a usual source of care who usually asks about prescription medications and treatments from other doctors, by education,a United States, 2005
Population groupTotalLess than high schoolHigh school graduateAt least some college
65 and over76.
RaceWhite, single race79.10.777.
Black, single race77.81.575.42.379.
Asian, single race78.82.4**
NHOPI, single race********
AI/AN, single race76.26.9******
Multiple races77.64.0****78.25.1
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races78.70.776.11.376.
Non-Hispanic, White78.80.875.61.676.
Non-Hispanic, Black77.71.575.62.478.
Family incomebNegative/poor77.81.479.31.776.12.477.62.7
Near poor/low76.51.375.61.975.01.879.62.2
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed79.50.777.81.477.
Not employed80.
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private80.30.780.31.478.
Public only75.51.578.21.971.72.476.73.1
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only73.32.467.33.873.13.379.03.6
Medicare and private76.81.674.
Medicare and other public80.42.381.**
Residence locationcMetropolitan79.10.778.
  Large central metro79.
  Large fringe metro79.
  Medium metro77.61.876.32.774.82.479.91.8
  Small metro81.82.379.13.781.92.482.82.9
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish78.70.775.91.376.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good78.80.776.71.377.
Activity limitations, c age 18 and overBasic activities79.
Complex activities81.01.380.91.879.
Neither basic nor complex activities78.70.776.71.377.

a Persons age 18 and over. 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.

b Negative/poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, over 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.

c For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix A, Data Sources.

* - 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.


Current as of September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 10_3_2-2d: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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