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
RaceWhite, single race17.60.921.
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.
Non-Hispanic, White16.
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.
Public only18.41.420.**
Residence locationbMetropolitan17.10.820.
  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**
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish16.10.817.11.817.41.816.21.414.81.3
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good17.00.819.71.919.61.616.31.414.81.2

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.