Table 12_1_6-3b

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_6.3b
Children who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers always explained things clearly, by ethnicity, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNon-HispanicHispanic, all races
All racesWhiteBlack
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total78.40.980.10.980.61.182.51.970.81.7
Age0–578.21.380.01.481.91.779.42.771.02.4
6–1778.61.080.11.179.91.384.11.970.72.0
GenderMale77.51.178.91.279.21.482.52.371.02.1
Female79.41.081.21.182.01.382.51.970.52.1
Family incomeaNegative/poor71.92.173.52.475.13.273.83.568.52.8
Near poor/low74.31.777.22.074.62.985.32.766.83.0
Middle79.31.580.61.680.71.886.62.971.43.9
High83.71.383.61.384.01.589.13.284.83.9
Health insuranceAny private80.81.081.61.181.41.288.02.073.63.1
Public only73.51.675.42.076.62.677.53.069.62.0
Uninsured75.43.379.73.881.34.7**63.25.8
Residence locationbMetropolitan78.80.980.71.081.31.283.71.670.31.8
  Large central metro76.11.679.62.081.62.784.92.367.92.3
  Large fringe metro80.41.581.41.681.31.982.74.272.53.3
  Medium metro80.01.981.41.881.32.183.83.472.65.5
  Small metro80.12.280.52.280.52.779.64.077.66.8
Nonmetropolitan76.62.376.62.377.42.471.99.476.54.4
  Micropolitan76.92.476.52.576.82.878.06.180.34.4
  Noncore76.04.676.74.578.54.5****
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish80.20.980.50.980.61.183.11.877.22.1
Other66.72.171.14.1****65.02.5
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good78.70.980.20.980.71.182.51.971.61.8
Fair/poor70.03.675.04.1******
CSHCNYes76.01.577.01.678.21.878.43.369.03.5
No79.30.981.21.081.51.284.21.771.31.9

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 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: 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_6-3b: 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_6-3b.html