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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_5.2c
People in fair or poor health with a specific source of ongoing care,a by family income,b United States, 2009
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 87.50.882.71.686.31.488.91.394.81.2
65 and over98.00.497.70.998.50.697.70.997.91.2
Black only87.41.484.72.586.12.389.82.797.81.3
White only87.70.982.
EthnicityHispanic, all races77.
Non-Hispanic, all races89.50.885.21.689.21.490.01.495.01.1
  Non-Hispanic, Black87.71.485.42.586.22.589.62.897.81.3
  Non-Hispanic, White90.
Health insurance,c ages 0-64Private95.40.891.13.993.02.495.
Health insurance, age 65 and overAll persons 65 years and over98.00.497.70.998.50.697.70.997.91.2
  Medicare and private98.60.5DSUDSU99.30.698.70.797.91.5
  Medicare and public98.30.798.90.697.81.997.42.2DSUDSU
  Medicare only98.60.597.51.798.70.698.91.0DSUDSU
Education, age 25 and overLess than high school85.71.782.82.687.
High school graduate87.
At least some college91.
Location of residencedMetropolitan87.10.982.41.885.31.788.11.594.81.3
  Large central metro85.31.481.
  Large fringe metro91.61.387.72.890.23.492.
  Medium metro86.31.781.
  Small metro85.53.478.
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)89.91.785.03.891.
Activity limitations,d age 18 and overBasic activities91.30.887.81.792.31.391.41.795.91.5
Complex activities89.
Neither basic nor complex activities79.01.668.

a. Estimates are not age adjusted.

b. Negative/poor refers to family 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. A small number of people who were covered by both public and private health insurance plans were included in the "private" category only.

d. For more information, see the National Health Interview Survey 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: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey.


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: T16_3_5_2c: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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