Table 12_1_5-5c

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_5.5c
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 family income,a United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total8.30.314.11.110.90.89.00.65.80.4
Age18–449.60.515.51.611.61.210.00.86.90.7
45–647.40.413.11.512.81.59.11.04.80.5
65 and over7.20.611.82.08.31.16.51.05.91.0
GenderMale8.20.512.71.510.41.210.41.05.70.6
Female8.40.414.81.311.10.98.00.65.90.5
RaceWhite, single race7.60.312.11.29.70.88.80.65.50.4
Black, single race11.60.719.22.214.31.98.21.37.21.2
Asian, single race13.22.0****17.43.69.11.9
NHOPI, single race**********
AI/AN, single race**********
Multiple races**********
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races7.90.314.31.210.80.98.50.65.50.4
Non-Hispanic, White7.10.311.61.49.40.98.30.65.20.4
Non-Hispanic, Black11.40.719.52.214.41.97.81.36.81.2
Hispanic12.20.913.31.911.21.213.71.810.72.2
EducationbLess than high school13.50.816.21.614.51.412.11.510.61.9
High school graduate8.80.515.21.98.81.19.20.86.60.8
At least some college6.30.49.11.69.01.47.60.75.20.5
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed7.70.412.01.510.11.29.70.75.60.5
Not employed12.00.816.61.716.01.79.41.27.51.2
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private7.30.411.52.19.61.29.20.75.60.4
Public only14.41.214.91.615.01.812.23.0**
Uninsured13.61.118.12.915.32.112.02.08.42.1
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only6.81.2**9.12.16.01.6**
Medicare and private6.10.7****5.71.16.41.2
Medicare and other public13.72.314.33.314.83.2****
Residence locationcMetropolitan8.40.314.91.311.00.99.20.65.80.4
  Large central metro10.10.717.52.111.61.610.61.07.20.8
  Large fringe metro7.10.513.12.49.72.29.11.34.80.6
  Medium metro7.20.611.32.010.01.37.61.14.90.7
  Small metro9.30.917.14.113.02.59.32.36.41.2
Nonmetropolitan8.10.510.81.910.31.38.31.26.00.8
  Micropolitan8.30.711.42.610.31.79.11.56.01.0
  Noncore7.81.09.72.610.42.0**5.91.7
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish8.00.314.61.210.60.88.50.65.60.4
Other13.01.010.92.112.61.715.02.312.12.1
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good7.30.313.11.38.90.88.30.65.40.4
Fair/poor13.90.816.21.616.41.612.71.711.01.7
Activity limitationscBasic activities11.40.816.21.713.51.511.41.56.31.3
Complex activities13.71.017.32.016.91.911.81.98.42.0
Neither basic nor complex activities7.50.312.21.39.30.98.50.65.80.4

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_5-5c: 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_5-5c.html