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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 16_3_3.2d
People with a usual primary care provider, by education,a United States, 2008
  TotalaLess than high schoolHigh school graduateAt least some college
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 72.00.664.
65 and over90.10.787.
RaceWhite, single race73.00.763.71.373.
Black, single race66.
Asian, single race68.12.368.05.861.24.570.12.4
Multiple races71.53.2DSUDSU69.84.673.14.8
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races74.70.670.
  Non-Hispanic, White76.40.771.81.476.
  Non-Hispanic, Black67.
Hispanic, all races54.81.450.
Family incomebNegative/poor60.61.359.41.958.
Near poor/low65.
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed68.00.752.21.566.
Not employed70.
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private74.80.770.11.875.
Public only73.51.570.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only89.
Medicare and private91.90.891.41.693.01.491.21.2
Medicare and other public85.
Residence locationcMetropolitan71.70.763.21.371.
  Large central metro66.
  Large fringe metro74.
  Medium metro73.41.562.62.972.
  Small metro74.91.667.32.473.52.379.51.9
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish74.50.669.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good70.80.760.61.370.30.974.00.8
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities86.60.883.41.687.61.387.81.2
Complex activities85.
Neither basic nor complex activities69.70.759.01.368.
U.S. bornYes74.40.669.

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.

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: T16_3_3_2d: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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