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
65 and over9.10.713.
RaceWhite, single race12.30.420.91.615.
Black, single race18.
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.
Non-Hispanic, White11.80.520.61.916.
Non-Hispanic, Black18.
EducationbLess than high school18.
High school graduate14.70.627.82.516.51.414.
At least some college10.80.517.
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed13.10.624.62.619.11.515.
Not employed18.30.927.21.919.31.616.41.511.61.6
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private12.00.520.72.917.11.814.
Public only24.01.426.**
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only10.31.4**10.02.0**10.52.8
Medicare and private7.40.811.
Medicare and other public15.52.413.93.414.63.1****
Residence locationcMetropolitan13.10.523.71.515.
  Large central metro14.80.927.32.618.21.816.
  Large fringe metro12.00.719.12.912.
  Medium metro12.
  Small metro11.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish12.90.424.01.516.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good11.40.420.91.714.
Activity limitationscBasic activities19.
Complex activities24.21.431.12.721.
Neither basic nor complex activities11.60.521.71.815.

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.