Table 12_1_6-4b

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_6.4b
Children who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers usually explained things clearly, by ethnicity, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNon-HispanicHispanic, all races
All racesWhiteBlack
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total17.30.816.40.816.71.012.71.621.11.6
Age0–517.51.216.81.315.81.715.82.520.52.0
6–1717.10.916.30.917.31.111.11.521.61.9
GenderMale18.01.017.31.117.51.312.82.021.32.0
Female16.50.915.61.015.91.212.51.820.91.9
Family incomeaNegative/poor20.11.818.22.118.12.817.02.824.42.7
Near poor/low19.71.517.61.919.72.610.02.525.12.7
Middle16.51.416.31.417.01.711.52.818.03.6
High15.01.215.31.315.01.5****
Health insuranceAny private16.70.916.31.016.71.210.21.819.92.8
Public only18.41.416.91.716.82.314.72.521.51.9
Uninsured19.12.917.13.717.54.6**25.04.4
Residence locationbMetropolitan17.10.816.00.916.21.112.21.621.61.6
  Large central metro18.81.516.31.815.62.411.92.324.92.2
  Large fringe metro16.91.416.71.517.51.813.13.818.12.7
  Medium metro15.11.514.61.614.61.912.93.117.84.0
  Small metro15.91.816.01.916.92.4****
Nonmetropolitan18.41.918.72.019.02.2**15.43.9
  Micropolitan18.02.018.72.119.62.5**12.53.6
  Noncore19.03.918.73.818.04.3****
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish16.10.816.20.816.81.012.01.615.21.8
Other25.42.122.33.9****26.52.3
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good17.00.816.30.816.61.012.61.620.41.6
Fair/poor24.43.520.23.9******
CSHCNYes18.81.318.21.518.51.814.52.722.92.9
No16.70.815.80.916.01.111.91.720.71.7

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_6-4b: 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_6-4b.html