Table 12_1_12-3c

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_12.3c
Rating of 9–10 on a scale from 0 to 10 of health care for children 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
RaceWhite, single race69.
Black, single race67.
Asian, single race57.65.1********
NHOPI, single race**********
AI/AN, single race**********
Multiple races51.34.9********
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races68.00.961.92.464.
Non-Hispanic, White69.
Non-Hispanic, Black68.
Hispanic, all races66.91.867.62.963.62.472.33.963.46.9
Health insuranceAny private69.
Public only64.71.462.**
Residence locationbMetropolitan68.20.964.
  Large central metro68.41.564.12.964.42.870.12.873.13.5
  Large fringe metro68.81.860.55.966.
  Medium metro68.21.864.53.560.44.670.62.972.74.1
  Small metro65.43.469.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish68.60.964.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good68.50.865.21.965.11.769.91.570.71.7

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 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; CSHCN: children with special health care needs; 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_12-3c: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.