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Table 12_4_1-2d

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 12_4_1.2d
People with a usual source of carewhose health provider usually asks about prescription medications and treatments from other doctors, by education,a United States, 2006
  TotalLess than high schoolHigh school graduateAt least some college
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 80.30.578.70.978.80.981.60.6
65 and over77.
RaceWhite, single race80.70.679.
Black, single race78.
Asian, single race75.32.8DSUDSU69.46.478.82.7
Multiple races78.23.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races80.00.677.
Non-Hispanic, White80.50.677.
Non-Hispanic, Black78.
Hispanic, all races82.31.383.61.679.52.483.22.0
Family incomebNegative/poor79.
Near poor/low79.
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed80.60.679.41.378.
Not employed82.30.981.81.581.61.483.31.4
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private81.10.680.81.479.
Public only80.71.378.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only76.51.874.82.975.02.780.13.3
Medicare and private77.91.474.42.576.72.380.32.0
Medicare and other public78.12.377.42.877.15.0DSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan80.40.678.
  Large central metro79.70.876.21.778.51.881.51.0
  Large fringe metro79.
  Medium metro81.
  Small metro80.91.981.93.378.72.881.92.0
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish80.40.678.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good80.10.678.
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities79.
Complex activities81.
Neither basic nor complex activities80.40.679.

a People 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, 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.

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.


Current as of March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 12_4_1-2d: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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