Table 12_1_11-5c

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_11.5c
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 family income,a United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total13.20.423.81.416.20.914.20.89.40.5
Age18–4415.50.726.92.119.21.716.01.110.70.9
45–6412.70.624.92.419.21.614.61.29.00.7
65 and over9.10.713.92.39.61.29.01.47.61.1
GenderMale13.70.626.02.215.71.616.11.19.80.7
Female12.90.522.61.616.41.112.80.99.10.6
RaceWhite, single race12.30.420.91.615.71.013.60.89.00.5
Black, single race18.61.030.52.516.71.715.71.814.32.1
Asian, single race17.82.8****22.26.613.42.6
NHOPI, single race**********
AI/AN, single race**********
Multiple races15.73.4********
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races12.90.424.01.616.41.013.70.89.20.5
Non-Hispanic, White11.80.520.61.916.11.213.00.88.70.5
Non-Hispanic, Black18.71.130.52.716.81.816.01.914.02.1
Hispanic17.01.122.82.314.71.519.12.213.01.9
EducationbLess than high school18.11.024.32.016.71.318.32.011.31.9
High school graduate14.70.627.82.516.51.414.11.010.71.1
At least some college10.80.517.42.114.51.612.51.08.90.6
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed13.10.624.62.619.11.515.21.09.50.6
Not employed18.30.927.21.919.31.616.41.511.61.6
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private12.00.520.72.917.11.814.20.99.40.5
Public only24.01.426.72.020.92.021.43.6**
Uninsured23.21.531.83.423.02.622.22.515.23.3
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only10.31.4**10.02.0**10.52.8
Medicare and private7.40.811.43.37.11.77.51.36.91.2
Medicare and other public15.52.413.93.414.63.1****
Residence locationcMetropolitan13.10.523.71.515.91.114.50.99.30.5
  Large central metro14.80.927.32.618.21.816.71.49.10.9
  Large fringe metro12.00.719.12.912.72.014.21.69.71.0
  Medium metro12.81.023.62.615.32.013.31.59.21.0
  Small metro11.61.117.73.915.72.511.41.98.91.4
Nonmetropolitan13.90.924.12.817.01.912.91.310.21.4
  Micropolitan14.21.024.93.416.62.414.71.510.21.9
  Noncore13.31.622.74.217.52.610.02.210.42.4
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish12.90.424.01.516.31.013.80.89.20.5
Other17.91.522.44.215.51.919.22.716.22.7
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good11.40.420.91.714.31.012.20.88.70.5
Fair/poor23.41.029.82.221.41.724.82.218.42.0
Activity limitationscBasic activities19.41.025.42.117.41.621.72.214.91.9
Complex activities24.21.431.12.721.32.024.22.819.92.8
Neither basic nor complex activities11.60.521.71.815.41.112.50.88.60.5

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_11-5c: 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_11-5c.html