Table 12_1_11-4c

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_11.4c
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 family income,a United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total38.00.634.51.433.91.138.81.139.50.9
Age18–4442.60.937.92.038.21.743.81.544.71.5
45–6437.50.829.82.334.82.338.31.838.61.2
65 and over28.41.232.23.127.31.926.72.129.52.0
GenderMale39.10.836.32.337.71.840.31.539.21.1
Female37.10.733.61.831.51.437.71.339.81.1
RaceWhite, single race37.30.634.91.733.21.138.21.138.41.0
Black, single race39.51.632.22.235.43.341.22.646.03.5
Asian, single race50.02.9****48.06.152.43.8
NHOPI, single race**********
AI/AN, single race**********
Multiple races37.54.6********
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races38.30.635.81.634.11.238.91.139.60.9
Non-Hispanic, White37.50.737.01.933.21.338.21.238.31.0
Non-Hispanic, Black39.41.632.22.235.73.341.12.745.93.6
Hispanic35.01.527.82.632.32.437.92.838.93.9
EducationbLess than high school32.31.231.21.930.92.031.72.337.23.2
High school graduate35.20.934.12.632.51.936.81.635.31.6
At least some college41.30.840.22.838.42.142.91.441.01.0
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed41.40.735.42.537.81.742.81.342.01.0
Not employed36.31.134.71.935.12.237.12.337.82.5
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private41.30.833.43.339.51.942.11.341.71.0
Public only35.01.635.52.234.22.634.63.6**
Uninsured37.31.835.93.432.92.842.13.237.34.6
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only29.32.137.56.723.73.030.73.931.14.2
Medicare and private27.71.631.75.128.32.824.92.428.72.3
Medicare and other public27.62.629.24.731.84.7****
Residence locationcMetropolitan38.30.734.81.735.01.339.11.239.50.9
  Large central metro39.01.031.02.137.42.141.02.040.41.5
  Large fringe metro38.01.438.84.731.12.638.42.638.91.7
  Medium metro36.61.435.83.233.92.736.62.037.71.9
  Small metro41.21.540.04.136.23.542.23.643.03.4
Nonmetropolitan36.31.333.22.529.72.137.51.939.72.8
  Micropolitan35.51.634.72.727.62.534.72.539.53.3
  Noncore37.92.330.64.932.63.641.73.240.23.9
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish38.00.635.21.633.71.238.81.139.30.9
Other37.61.929.33.134.82.738.73.545.04.3
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good38.70.635.21.833.61.439.81.139.90.9
Fair/poor34.11.232.92.234.52.133.32.435.62.6
Activity limitationscBasic activities31.81.231.62.330.31.931.32.333.92.5
Complex activities32.61.430.82.735.32.534.22.929.13.5
Neither basic nor complex activities39.30.636.51.935.01.440.41.240.30.9

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_11-4c: 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_11-4c.html