Table 12_1_5-4c

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_5.4c
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers usually explained things in a way they could understand, by family income,a United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total31.30.528.91.330.61.131.50.932.00.8
Age18–4431.70.828.81.931.91.732.41.332.01.3
45–6431.40.832.22.531.92.231.61.631.11.1
65 and over30.31.024.22.927.92.029.11.934.41.7
GenderMale31.20.830.32.332.51.730.81.431.11.1
Female31.40.628.21.729.51.332.01.132.71.0
RaceWhite, single race32.10.531.51.731.61.332.31.032.20.8
Black, single race24.01.321.12.026.22.722.71.925.92.4
Asian, single race36.22.9****38.85.535.93.7
NHOPI, single race**********
AI/AN, single race**********
Multiple races27.73.8********
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races31.20.527.41.530.51.331.51.032.00.8
Non-Hispanic, White32.00.630.22.031.61.532.41.132.20.8
Non-Hispanic, Black23.61.320.72.026.12.722.41.925.42.4
Hispanic32.61.736.82.931.32.431.83.132.03.2
EducationbLess than high school29.91.230.02.028.81.831.62.328.62.9
High school graduate31.10.828.62.431.42.030.31.232.41.4
At least some college31.90.727.72.632.12.132.41.632.00.9
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed31.20.628.22.232.41.731.21.131.20.9
Not employed33.01.131.42.030.72.335.42.133.62.2
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private31.50.628.13.032.01.831.51.131.60.9
Public only31.61.432.12.030.12.334.34.6**
Uninsured32.41.727.83.033.53.135.43.331.25.0
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only30.31.927.75.628.73.827.73.537.04.3
Medicare and private31.31.324.35.027.43.130.52.634.11.9
Medicare and other public24.12.620.13.727.94.3****
Residence locationcMetropolitan31.30.528.71.531.11.331.41.131.70.8
  Large central metro31.90.827.22.136.02.034.02.030.41.3
  Large fringe metro29.91.027.83.926.32.729.11.931.31.5
  Medium metro31.51.031.53.228.32.430.41.733.52.0
  Small metro32.51.729.95.230.23.733.23.533.42.3
Nonmetropolitan31.61.229.82.628.72.231.81.833.62.3
  Micropolitan31.61.631.73.929.12.931.72.732.62.6
  Noncore31.62.226.54.228.13.031.92.536.33.9
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish31.00.527.31.429.91.231.11.031.90.8
Other35.62.140.03.334.93.136.03.632.84.6
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good30.90.529.21.730.21.230.71.031.40.8
Fair/poor33.81.028.22.131.82.135.82.438.12.7
Activity limitationscBasic activities33.91.128.52.133.02.432.92.139.32.4
Complex activities34.21.430.62.530.12.637.92.938.03.6
Neither basic nor complex activities30.80.629.21.730.31.331.11.130.90.9

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_5-4c: 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_5-4c.html