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Table 16_3_5-3c

2010 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 16_3_5.3c
People in fair or poor health with a specific source of ongoing care,a by family income,b United States, 2008
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
65 and over96.30.793.
Black only85.
White only85.
EthnicityHispanic, all races76.82.674.14.379.04.481.64.7DSUDSU
Non-Hispanic, all races87.
Non-Hispanic, Black85.
Non-Hispanic, White88.21.484.12.884.63.391.71.994.71.9
Health insurance,c ages 0-64Private92.31.491.
Public only93.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare and private98.00.6DSUDSU96.41.898.70.898.21.8
Medicare and public95.91.495.
Medicare only95.11.389.05.893.
Education, age 25 and overLess than high school79.02.477.
High school graduate88.41.584.42.886.92.892.22.787.55.8
At least some college86.21.785.
Location of residencedMetropolitan85.
  Large central metro85.61.884.82.584.83.585.93.987.14.4
  Large fringe metro85.42.988.62.970.98.587.
  Medium metro84.
  Small metro87.72.682.04.679.96.897.12.8DSUDSU
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)80.32.879.55.481.
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)
Activity limitations,d age 18 and overBasic activities91.
Complex activities87.61.584.42.388.32.990.13.788.55.6
Neither basic nor complex activities77.31.969.

a Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 standard population.� Age data and health insurance data for age 65 and over are unadjusted.

b Negative or poor refers to family incomes below the Federal poverty line for a given household size and composition; 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.

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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: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey.


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: Table 16_3_5-3c: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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