Table 12_1_6-4c

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_6.4c
Children who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers usually explained things clearly, by family income,a United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total17.30.820.11.819.71.516.51.415.01.2
Age0–517.51.221.12.321.32.315.32.114.82.0
6–1717.10.919.42.118.71.817.21.715.11.3
GenderMale18.01.022.02.218.71.716.91.816.51.6
Female16.50.918.32.220.72.016.11.613.31.5
RaceWhite, single race17.60.921.22.221.61.917.21.514.31.3
Black, single race13.01.616.82.810.62.511.42.8**
Asian, single race27.74.5********
NHOPI, single race**********
AI/AN, single race**********
Multiple races17.83.3********
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races16.40.818.22.117.61.916.31.415.31.3
Non-Hispanic, White16.71.018.12.819.72.617.01.715.01.5
Non-Hispanic, Black12.71.617.02.810.02.511.52.8**
Hispanic, all races21.11.624.42.725.12.718.03.6**
Health insuranceAny private16.70.917.44.220.22.517.21.615.01.3
Public only18.41.420.42.018.32.012.62.7**
Uninsured19.12.9**28.25.6****
Residence locationbMetropolitan17.10.820.12.120.31.816.41.514.41.3
  Large central metro18.81.525.02.922.52.813.72.716.92.7
  Large fringe metro16.91.420.94.318.63.818.82.714.11.9
  Medium metro15.11.512.82.919.23.315.62.613.42.2
  Small metro15.91.8**17.74.220.54.69.72.2
Nonmetropolitan18.41.920.13.816.93.416.93.021.64.2
  Micropolitan18.02.022.15.015.13.617.13.3**
  Noncore19.03.9********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish16.10.817.11.817.41.816.21.414.81.3
Other25.42.130.83.627.53.219.74.4**
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good17.00.819.71.919.61.616.31.414.81.2
Fair/poor24.43.527.66.1******
CSHCNYes18.81.316.92.520.42.919.52.618.32.6
No16.70.821.22.119.61.715.21.514.11.4

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_6-4c: 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_6-4c.html