Table 12_1_11-5a

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_11.5a
Rating of 0–6 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 over9.********
Family incomeaNegative/poor23.81.420.91.630.52.5********
Near poor/low16.20.915.********
EducationbLess than high school18.********
High school graduate14.70.613.80.721.41.7********
At least some college10.80.510.00.514.11.415.82.6******
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed13.10.612.40.616.51.417.83.6****15.13.9
Not employed18.30.916.50.927.22.519.95.2******
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private12.00.511.20.516.31.517.23.3****13.43.9
Public only24.01.424.21.722.72.3********
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only10.31.410.01.6**********
Medicare and private7.********
Medicare and other public15.52.412.********
Residence locationcMetropolitan13.10.512.10.517.****15.93.9
  Large central metro14.80.913.80.917.91.818.03.7******
  Large fringe metro12.00.711.10.714.31.822.66.1******
  Medium metro12.********
  Small metro11.********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish12.90.412.00.418.****14.43.3
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good11.40.410.40.416.****14.63.6
Activity limitationscBasic activities19.********
Complex activities24.21.423.41.526.63.2********
Neither basic nor complex activities11.60.510.70.516.31.318.03.0****11.43.3

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_11-5a: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.