Table 12_1_6-3a

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_6.3a
Children who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers always explained things clearly, by race, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalSingle raceMultiple races
WhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/AN
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total78.40.978.61.082.11.962.85.4****75.73.8
Age0–578.21.379.31.578.82.6******71.35.8
6–1778.61.078.11.183.91.963.57.1****79.04.6
GenderMale77.51.177.51.281.92.362.86.8****72.74.9
Female79.41.079.71.282.31.962.76.1****79.14.6
Family incomeaNegative/poor71.92.171.82.474.23.5********
Near poor/low74.31.771.82.184.62.6********
Middle79.31.579.11.786.62.8********
High83.71.384.41.487.53.8********
Health insuranceAny private80.81.080.71.287.12.167.16.3****80.04.9
Public only73.51.673.01.877.73.0******69.26.0
Uninsured75.43.375.53.8**********
Residence locationbMetropolitan78.80.978.81.183.31.662.95.4****75.54.1
  Large central metro76.11.676.02.084.82.351.67.8******
  Large fringe metro80.41.580.41.781.24.2********
  Medium metro80.01.979.92.283.63.4********
  Small metro80.12.279.82.779.84.0********
Nonmetropolitan76.62.377.22.371.99.4********
  Micropolitan76.92.477.12.678.06.1********
  Noncore76.04.677.44.5**********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish80.20.980.41.082.61.860.08.3****76.83.9
Other66.72.166.92.3**65.85.9******
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good78.70.978.81.082.11.962.95.5****77.63.6
Fair/poor70.03.670.14.5**********
CSHCNYes76.01.577.31.777.83.4********
No79.30.979.11.183.91.764.35.8****82.83.5

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_6-3a: 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_6-3a.html