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
WhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/AN
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total13.20.412.30.418.61.017.82.8****15.73.4
Age18–4415.50.714.60.719.61.619.03.3****19.25.4
45–6412.70.611.80.618.91.717.04.2******
65 and over9.10.78.40.814.62.1********
GenderMale13.70.612.70.720.02.019.63.7******
Female12.90.512.00.517.81.116.32.8****19.04.9
Family incomeaNegative/poor23.81.420.91.630.52.5********
Near poor/low16.20.915.71.016.71.7********
Middle14.20.813.60.815.71.822.26.6******
High9.40.59.00.514.32.113.42.6******
EducationbLess than high school18.11.016.71.123.52.4********
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********
Uninsured23.21.522.01.530.44.0********
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only10.31.410.01.6**********
Medicare and private7.40.87.10.811.53.0********
Medicare and other public15.52.412.33.018.54.4********
Residence locationcMetropolitan13.10.512.10.517.51.118.02.9****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 metro12.81.012.11.020.02.7********
  Small metro11.61.110.71.118.83.0********
Nonmetropolitan13.90.912.90.928.13.6********
  Micropolitan14.21.013.31.129.95.4********
  Noncore13.31.612.11.625.34.1********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish12.90.412.00.418.71.014.13.6****14.43.3
Other17.91.516.31.4**23.14.7******
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good11.40.410.40.416.81.118.02.9****14.63.6
Fair/poor23.41.023.31.124.82.0********
Activity limitationscBasic activities19.41.018.51.124.22.2********
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. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr08/12_patientcenteredness/T12_1_11-5a.html