Table 12_1_11-3c

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_11.3c
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 family income,a United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total48.80.641.81.650.01.347.01.151.00.9
Age18–4441.80.835.32.342.72.040.21.444.71.4
45–6449.80.945.32.546.12.647.11.952.31.2
65 and over62.51.353.93.163.12.164.32.562.92.0
GenderMale47.20.937.72.446.62.043.71.550.91.1
Female49.90.743.82.052.01.549.51.351.11.1
RaceWhite, single race50.40.744.11.951.11.448.21.252.71.0
Black, single race41.91.637.22.347.93.243.02.639.82.8
Asian, single race32.12.6****29.75.334.23.6
NHOPI, single race**********
AI/AN, single race**********
Multiple races46.94.3********
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races48.90.740.31.849.41.547.41.151.20.9
Non-Hispanic, White50.70.742.52.350.61.648.81.353.01.0
Non-Hispanic, Black41.91.637.32.447.53.242.92.640.12.9
Hispanic48.01.649.42.753.02.643.03.048.14.1
EducationbLess than high school49.61.344.52.152.42.250.02.651.63.1
High school graduate50.11.138.13.051.02.149.11.854.01.5
At least some college48.00.842.43.047.12.344.51.550.11.1
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed45.50.739.92.643.11.842.11.248.51.0
Not employed45.31.238.11.945.62.446.52.450.62.4
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private46.70.745.93.643.42.143.71.348.91.0
Public only41.11.837.82.344.92.544.14.3**
Uninsured39.51.932.33.344.13.035.72.847.54.7
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only60.42.245.46.566.33.360.94.358.44.2
Medicare and private64.91.756.95.664.63.267.62.864.42.4
Medicare and other public56.92.956.94.753.65.0****
Residence locationcMetropolitan48.60.741.51.949.11.546.41.351.20.9
  Large central metro46.21.141.62.744.42.142.32.050.51.7
  Large fringe metro50.11.442.14.456.22.947.42.851.41.9
  Medium metro50.61.540.64.150.83.550.22.253.11.6
  Small metro47.21.742.34.248.13.846.43.648.13.1
Nonmetropolitan49.81.242.72.753.42.649.72.150.02.6
  Micropolitan50.31.540.43.455.83.050.62.650.32.9
  Noncore48.82.446.74.250.04.948.33.449.45.1
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish49.10.740.81.850.01.447.41.151.50.9
Other44.41.848.33.949.73.042.13.338.84.1
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good49.90.643.92.052.11.548.01.151.40.9
Fair/poor42.51.337.32.444.12.441.82.446.02.7
Activity limitationscBasic activities48.81.543.02.652.32.247.02.751.22.7
Complex activities43.31.738.12.843.42.741.63.151.03.7
Neither basic nor complex activities49.00.741.92.249.71.647.21.151.10.9

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_11-3c: 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_11-3c.html