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Table 14_3_1-1

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 14_3_1.1
People with a specific source of ongoing care,a United States, 1999 and 2006
Population group20061999
Age, not age adjusted0–1794.40.393.30.3
65 and over96.30.394.90.3
RaceAI/AN only86.22.783.33.0
Asian only86.
NHOPI only****
Black only86.00.685.50.5
White only86.10.487.10.2
Multiple races84.
EthnicityHispanic, all races74.30.877.30.7
Non-Hispanic, all races88.30.387.70.2
Non-Hispanic, Black86.70.685.60.5
Non-Hispanic, White88.80.488.40.2
Health insurance,b ages 0–64Private91.90.390.50.2
Public only91.20.691.20.5
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare and private97.50.495.80.4
Medicare and public96.50.794.01.2
Medicare only94.80.893.80.8
Family incomecNegative/poor77.80.877.70.7
Near poor/low79.70.780.30.6
Education, age 25 and overLess than high school74.
High school graduate83.40.784.50.5
At least some college88.90.488.70.3
Residence locationdMetropolitan86.00.3DNADNA
  Large central metro84.60.5DNADNA
  Large fringe metro88.40.5DNADNA
  Medium metro85.70.7DNADNA
  Small metro85.01.2DNADNA
Micropolitan (nonmetro)86.01.1DNADNA
Noncore (nonmetro)87.81.6DNADNA
Activity limitations, age 18 and overdBasic activities90.30.8DNADNA
Complex activities88.40.9DNADNA
Neither basic nor complex activities82.60.4DNADNA

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

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

c 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. Missing values for family income were imputed using multiple imputation methodology. A small number of persons 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.

* - 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 September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 14_3_1-1: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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