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
65 and over62.51.353.
RaceWhite, single race50.40.744.11.951.11.448.
Black, single race41.91.637.22.347.
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.
Non-Hispanic, White50.70.742.52.350.61.648.81.353.01.0
Non-Hispanic, Black41.91.637.32.447.
EducationbLess than high school49.61.344.
High school graduate50.
At least some college48.00.842.
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed45.50.739.92.643.11.842.
Not employed45.
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private46.70.745.93.643.
Public only41.11.837.82.344.92.544.14.3**
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only60.
Medicare and private64.91.756.95.664.
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.
  Large fringe metro50.11.442.14.456.22.947.42.851.41.9
  Medium metro50.61.540.
  Small metro47.21.742.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish49.10.740.81.850.01.447.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good49.90.643.
Activity limitationscBasic activities48.81.543.02.652.
Complex activities43.31.738.12.843.42.741.
Neither basic nor complex activities49.00.741.

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.