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
65 and over28.
RaceWhite, single race37.30.634.91.733.
Black, single race39.51.632.
Asian, single race50.02.9****
NHOPI, single race**********
AI/AN, single race**********
Multiple races37.54.6********
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races38.30.635.81.634.
Non-Hispanic, White37.50.737.01.933.21.338.
Non-Hispanic, Black39.41.632.
EducationbLess than high school32.
High school graduate35.20.934.12.632.51.936.81.635.31.6
At least some college41.30.840.22.838.
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed41.40.735.42.537.81.742.81.342.01.0
Not employed36.
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private41.30.833.43.339.51.942.11.341.71.0
Public only35.01.635.**
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only29.
Medicare and private27.71.631.
Medicare and other public27.62.629.24.731.84.7****
Residence locationcMetropolitan38.30.734.81.735.01.339.
  Large central metro39.
  Large fringe metro38.01.438.84.731.12.638.42.638.91.7
  Medium metro36.61.435.
  Small metro41.21.540.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish38.00.635.21.633.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good38.70.635.21.833.61.439.
Activity limitationscBasic activities31.
Complex activities32.61.430.82.735.32.534.22.929.13.5
Neither basic nor complex activities39.30.636.51.935.01.440.

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.