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
RaceWhite, single race78.
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.
Non-Hispanic, White80.
Non-Hispanic, Black82.51.973.83.585.32.786.62.989.13.2
Hispanic, all races70.81.768.52.866.
Health insuranceAny private80.
Public only73.51.670.72.375.**
Residence locationbMetropolitan78.80.971.
  Large central metro76.11.667.
  Large fringe metro80.41.572.84.876.
  Medium metro80.01.977.83.775.13.779.
  Small metro80.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish80.20.975.02.377.01.880.31.684.11.3
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good78.70.972.

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.