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
WhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/AN
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total48.80.650.40.741.91.632.12.6****46.94.3
Age18–4441.80.843.40.936.42.127.43.5****42.75.8
45–6449.80.951.10.943.22.435.84.3******
65 and over62.51.363.61.458.13.4********
GenderMale47.20.949.00.939.62.330.43.6******
Female49.90.751.60.843.31.633.63.6****48.15.4
Family incomeaNegative/poor41.81.644.11.937.22.3********
Near poor/low50.01.351.11.447.93.2********
Middle47.01.148.21.243.02.629.75.3******
High51.00.952.71.039.82.834.23.6******
EducationbLess than high school49.61.351.11.444.62.4********
High school graduate50.11.152.21.139.82.6********
At least some college48.00.849.40.942.62.332.73.3******
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed45.50.746.90.839.52.030.33.0****46.25.6
Not employed45.31.247.41.438.22.530.44.9******
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private46.70.748.10.840.52.131.43.2****45.65.6
Public only41.11.842.42.138.42.8********
Uninsured39.51.941.32.032.74.8********
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only60.42.260.52.357.46.1********
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 metro46.21.149.31.338.62.333.93.6******
  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********
Nonmetropolitan49.81.250.61.341.05.0********
  Micropolitan50.31.551.31.637.97.7********
  Noncore48.82.449.42.645.85.3********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish49.10.750.50.741.91.635.73.8****47.44.4
Other44.41.850.02.1**27.13.9******
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good49.90.651.70.742.31.932.52.8****45.04.8
Fair/poor42.51.343.11.540.72.9********
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. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr08/12_patientcenteredness/T12_1_11-3a.html