Table 12_1_5-3c

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_5.3c
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers always explained things in a way they could understand, by family income,a United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total60.30.557.01.658.51.259.51.062.20.8
Age18–4458.70.855.72.156.61.957.71.561.11.4
45–6461.20.854.72.755.32.459.31.764.11.2
65 and over62.51.064.03.163.82.164.42.259.81.7
GenderMale60.60.756.92.557.21.958.81.463.21.0
Female60.10.657.01.859.31.459.91.261.41.0
RaceWhite, single race60.30.656.41.958.71.358.91.162.30.8
Black, single race64.51.459.72.859.52.969.12.366.92.5
Asian, single race50.52.9****43.86.155.03.7
NHOPI, single race**********
AI/AN, single race**********
Multiple races63.94.2********
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races60.90.558.41.858.71.460.01.162.50.8
Non-Hispanic, White60.80.658.22.259.01.559.41.262.60.8
Non-Hispanic, Black65.01.459.82.959.52.969.82.467.92.6
Hispanic55.21.849.93.257.52.654.53.257.33.8
EducationbLess than high school56.61.353.82.256.72.256.32.560.83.0
High school graduate60.10.956.22.959.82.160.51.461.01.6
At least some college61.70.763.22.958.92.160.01.662.81.0
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed61.10.759.82.557.41.759.11.263.21.0
Not employed55.01.152.02.353.32.655.12.258.92.3
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private61.20.660.43.258.41.959.31.262.80.9
Public only54.11.653.12.254.92.653.54.6**
Uninsured54.01.854.03.951.23.052.73.260.45.1
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only62.82.161.46.462.24.066.33.859.64.7
Medicare and private62.61.465.95.467.53.463.82.859.52.0
Medicare and other public62.23.265.74.557.34.8****
Residence locationcMetropolitan60.30.556.41.857.91.459.41.162.50.8
  Large central metro58.00.955.42.652.42.255.41.962.41.4
  Large fringe metro63.01.159.04.064.03.061.82.263.91.7
  Medium metro61.31.057.33.661.72.862.02.061.61.8
  Small metro58.21.853.05.256.73.757.54.160.22.6
Nonmetropolitan60.31.359.53.361.02.259.92.260.52.3
  Micropolitan60.11.856.94.660.63.259.23.061.42.6
  Noncore60.52.263.85.361.53.261.03.157.84.1
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish61.00.558.21.759.51.360.41.162.50.8
Other51.52.149.13.552.53.249.03.555.14.9
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good61.80.657.71.860.91.360.91.163.20.8
Fair/poor52.31.255.62.351.82.351.52.550.92.8
Activity limitationscBasic activities54.71.355.42.653.52.455.72.454.42.5
Complex activities52.11.452.12.753.02.750.32.953.63.6
Neither basic nor complex activities61.70.658.61.960.41.460.31.163.30.9

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_5-3c: 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_5-3c.html