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2011 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_4_3.2d
People with a usual source of care who usually asks about prescription medications and treatments from other doctors, by education,a United States, 2008
  TotalaLess than high schoolHigh school graduateAt least some college
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 81.90.678.
65 and over80.
RaceWhite, single race82.20.678.31.380.
Black, single race84.70.982.81.985.51.485.11.3
Asian, single race74.42.470.95.974.55.374.92.8
Multiple races75.64.0DSUDSUDSUDSU81.83.8
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races82.20.677.61.481.20.983.80.7
  Non-Hispanic, White82.50.777.11.881.
  Non-Hispanic, Black84.90.983.31.985.61.485.11.3
Hispanic, all races79.81.381.11.876.
Family incomebNegative/poor80.
Near poor/low79.
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed82.40.778.41.680.
Not employed82.
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private82.90.679.41.980.
Public only79.91.480.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only77.41.871.23.682.
Medicare and private82.21.379.
Medicare and other public80.
Residence locationcMetropolitan81.70.678.21.380.30.883.40.7
  Large central metro81.
  Large fringe metro83.
  Medium metro80.
  Small metro82.41.777.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish82.10.677.51.480.90.983.90.7
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good81.90.678.21.480.40.983.60.7
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities80.
Complex activities80.81.578.52.779.52.883.42.2
Neither basic nor complex activities82.30.679.
U.S. bornYes82.40.677.81.481.00.984.40.7

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. Denominator includes persons with a usual source of care,

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 B: Detailed Methods.

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.


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: T14_4_3_2d: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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