Table 12_1_5-5a

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_5.5a
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never explained things in a way they could understand, by race, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalSingle raceMultiple races
WhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/AN
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total8.30.37.60.311.60.713.22.0******
Age18–449.60.59.00.512.61.011.72.3******
45–647.40.46.70.510.91.214.83.8******
65 and over7.20.66.60.69.52.1********
GenderMale8.20.57.50.512.01.412.52.9******
Female8.40.47.80.411.30.913.92.4******
Family incomeaNegative/poor14.11.112.11.219.22.2********
Near poor/low10.90.89.70.814.31.9********
Middle9.00.68.80.68.21.317.43.6******
High5.80.45.50.47.21.29.11.9******
EducationbLess than high school13.50.812.70.916.82.2********
High school graduate8.80.57.80.513.01.5********
At least some college6.30.46.00.47.41.09.31.8******
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed7.70.47.30.48.30.811.82.2******
Not employed12.00.810.20.821.72.4********
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private7.30.46.80.49.50.811.02.0******
Public only14.41.213.11.417.92.3********
Uninsured13.61.112.71.214.62.8********
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only6.81.26.51.3**********
Medicare and private6.10.75.90.7**********
Medicare and other public13.72.312.12.7**********
Residence locationcMetropolitan8.40.37.70.410.90.813.42.1******
  Large central metro10.10.79.30.712.31.113.12.9******
  Large fringe metro7.10.56.50.67.71.514.23.1******
  Medium metro7.20.66.90.68.21.9********
  Small metro9.30.98.30.916.93.5********
Nonmetropolitan8.10.57.50.617.01.9********
  Micropolitan8.30.77.70.719.02.6********
  Noncore7.81.07.11.014.02.1********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish8.00.37.40.311.30.78.82.3******
Other13.01.010.51.1**19.53.4******
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good7.30.36.70.39.90.811.61.9******
Fair/poor13.90.812.91.017.31.7********
Activity limitationscBasic activities11.40.810.50.915.91.9********
Complex activities13.71.012.31.119.52.6********
Neither basic nor complex activities7.50.37.00.39.60.712.62.1******

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_5-5a: 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_5-5a.html