Table 12_1_11-3a

2008 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_1_11.3a
Rating of 9–10 on a scale from 0 to 10 of health care by adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months, by race, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalSingle raceMultiple races
65 and over62.51.363.61.458.13.4********
Family incomeaNegative/poor41.81.644.11.937.22.3********
Near poor/low50.01.351.11.447.93.2********
EducationbLess than high school49.61.351.11.444.62.4********
High school graduate50.********
At least some college48.00.849.40.942.62.332.73.3******
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed45.50.746.90.839.****46.25.6
Not employed45.******
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private46.70.748.10.840.****45.65.6
Public only41.11.842.********
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only60.********
Medicare and private64.91.765.71.859.15.1********
Medicare and other public56.92.960.93.557.64.8********
Residence locationcMetropolitan48.60.750.40.842.01.732.02.7****49.84.8
  Large central metro46.******
  Large fringe metro50.11.452.01.544.53.727.75.7******
  Medium metro50.61.551.01.646.93.3********
  Small metro47.21.747.41.647.67.4********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish49.10.750.50.741.91.635.73.8****47.44.4
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good49.90.651.70.742.31.932.52.8****45.04.8
Activity limitationscBasic activities48.81.549.51.647.02.9********
Complex activities43.31.743.71.942.83.5********
Neither basic nor complex activities49.00.750.90.741.11.932.22.7****46.75.0

a Negative/poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; 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.

b 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.

c For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix A, Data Sources.

* - 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 September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 12_1_11-3a: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.