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Table 14_3_3-2c

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_3.2c
People in fair or poor health with a specific source of ongoing care,a by family income,b United States, 2006
Population groupTotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Age, not age adjusted0–1792.32.593.****
65 and over97.80.497.11.397.
RaceAI/AN only**********
Asian only89.93.5********
NHOPI only**********
Black only86.41.981.
White only84.61.381.71.980.
Multiple races82.56.7********
EthnicityHispanic, all races76.01.975.
Non-Hispanic, all races87.
Non-Hispanic, Black87.01.983.
Non-Hispanic, White87.51.784.42.683.84.790.02.494.91.5
Health insurance,c ages 0–64Private93.
Health insurance, age 65 and overPrivate98.90.598.
Medicare and public97.50.998.****
Medicare only97.30.994.**
Education, age 25 and overLess than high school80.
High school graduate84.51.978.53.588.
At least some college88.51.482.33.789.92.590.22.789.52.7
Residence locationdMetropolitan84.
  Large central metro82.41.880.
  Large fringe metro88.81.983.
  Medium metro85.
  Small metro80.**
Micropolitan (nonmetro)85.92.685.**
Noncore (nonmetro)88.82.389.43.478.28.695.24.7**
Activity limitations, age 18 and overdBasic activities91.
Complex activities89.91.386.
Neither basic nor complex activities75.91.768.03.672.

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, 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.

c 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.

d For more information, see the National Health Interview Survey 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: 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_3-2c: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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