Table 12_1_12-4c

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_12.4c
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 family income,a United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
RaceWhite, single race26.
Black, single race26.11.825.62.326.23.627.33.325.04.7
Asian, single race36.94.7********
NHOPI, single race**********
AI/AN, single race**********
Multiple races40.44.7********
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races27.40.929.
Non-Hispanic, White26.
Non-Hispanic, Black25.91.825.72.325.43.627.23.325.44.9
Hispanic, all races24.91.623.92.527.82.319.
Health insuranceAny private27.
Public only26.**
Residence locationbMetropolitan26.90.927.61.829.71.924.91.526.91.8
  Large central metro25.61.526.62.728.32.824.12.824.33.6
  Large fringe metro27.41.830.65.427.53.826.93.427.02.8
  Medium metro27.21.927.
  Small metro29.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish26.80.827.51.927.91.825.91.526.71.8
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good26.50.826.21.727.91.725.31.427.11.7

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_12-4c: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.