Table 12_1_6-3c

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_6.3c
Children who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers always explained things clearly, by family income,a United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total78.40.971.92.174.31.779.31.583.71.3
Age0–578.21.372.62.572.52.580.52.383.42.0
6–1778.61.071.42.475.41.978.71.983.81.3
GenderMale77.51.170.32.574.82.078.41.982.01.7
Female79.41.073.62.473.72.180.21.785.51.6
RaceWhite, single race78.61.071.82.471.82.179.11.784.41.4
Black, single race82.11.974.23.584.62.686.62.887.53.8
Asian, single race62.85.4********
NHOPI, single race**********
AI/AN, single race**********
Multiple races75.73.8********
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races80.10.973.52.477.22.080.61.683.61.3
Non-Hispanic, White80.61.175.13.274.62.980.71.884.01.5
Non-Hispanic, Black82.51.973.83.585.32.786.62.989.13.2
Hispanic, all races70.81.768.52.866.83.071.43.984.83.9
Health insuranceAny private80.81.078.94.474.32.779.31.884.21.3
Public only73.51.670.72.375.32.278.33.4**
Uninsured75.43.3**64.76.0****
Residence locationbMetropolitan78.80.971.92.274.31.979.01.784.31.3
  Large central metro76.11.667.13.072.03.180.63.181.22.9
  Large fringe metro80.41.572.84.876.64.177.73.085.31.9
  Medium metro80.01.977.83.775.13.779.23.185.02.5
  Small metro80.12.274.95.277.24.877.14.587.82.8
Nonmetropolitan76.62.372.25.074.13.580.93.176.94.2
  Micropolitan76.92.471.05.673.64.580.73.3**
  Noncore76.04.673.98.374.95.8****
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish80.20.975.02.377.01.880.31.684.11.3
Other66.72.161.53.665.13.371.04.7**
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good78.70.972.32.174.51.779.51.583.81.3
Fair/poor70.03.665.06.5******
CSHCNYes76.01.571.83.373.13.176.12.880.22.6
No79.30.972.02.374.71.980.71.784.61.5

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_6-3c: 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_6-3c.html