Table 12_1_12-4b

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_12.4b
Rating of 7–8 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 ethnicity, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNon-HispanicHispanic, all races
All racesWhiteBlack
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total27.00.827.40.926.71.125.91.824.91.6
Age0–525.51.225.91.523.91.824.52.924.11.9
6–1727.81.028.31.128.21.326.72.125.52.2
GenderMale27.70.928.01.026.91.327.92.326.32.4
Female26.21.126.81.226.61.624.02.323.31.7
Family incomeaNegative/poor27.41.629.02.130.23.425.72.323.92.5
Near poor/low28.21.628.32.027.52.525.43.627.82.3
Middle25.51.426.51.526.41.927.23.319.93.2
High27.41.727.21.725.92.025.44.929.66.7
Health insuranceAny private27.11.127.41.227.21.423.52.524.63.2
Public only26.51.227.11.625.32.127.62.525.21.8
Uninsured28.03.429.44.224.45.1**24.04.6
Residence locationbMetropolitan26.90.927.41.026.71.326.02.025.01.7
  Large central metro25.61.525.71.925.43.221.22.025.52.5
  Large fringe metro27.41.827.81.926.22.233.15.224.24.0
  Medium metro27.21.927.62.127.12.429.16.025.13.6
  Small metro29.63.030.63.430.64.430.46.523.24.1
Nonmetropolitan27.02.127.42.226.72.525.72.123.15.1
  Micropolitan27.92.428.22.527.22.8**25.06.8
  Noncore25.43.425.93.626.04.0****
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish26.80.826.90.926.61.225.91.825.32.6
Other28.12.137.75.0****24.62.0
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good26.50.827.10.926.41.225.81.823.81.6
Fair/poor40.84.337.55.1******
CSHCNYes32.31.632.21.730.72.035.43.533.05.1
No25.30.925.71.025.31.322.52.023.31.5

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 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: 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_12-4b: 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_12-4b.html