Table 12_1_11-4a

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_11.4a
Rating of 7–8 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 over28.********
Family incomeaNegative/poor34.51.434.91.732.22.2********
Near poor/low33.********
EducationbLess than high school32.********
High school graduate35.20.934.********
At least some college41.30.840.60.843.42.451.53.5******
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed41.40.740.70.844.****38.75.6
Not employed36.******
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private41.30.840.70.843.****41.05.8
Public only35.01.633.41.838.92.8********
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only29.********
Medicare and private27.71.627.21.629.44.9********
Medicare and other public27.62.626.********
Residence locationcMetropolitan38.30.737.50.740.41.750.03.0****34.35.0
  Large central metro39.******
  Large fringe metro38.01.436.91.541.23.749.75.4******
  Medium metro36.61.436.91.533.12.6********
  Small metro41.21.541.81.433.66.8********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish38.00.637.50.739.41.650.24.1****38.24.6
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good38.70.637.90.740.91.949.53.4****40.44.9
Activity limitationscBasic activities31.********
Complex activities32.61.433.01.730.53.1********
Neither basic nor complex activities39.30.638.40.742.****41.95.3

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_11-4a: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.