Table 12_1_6-5a

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_6.5a
Children who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never explained things clearly, by race, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalSingle raceMultiple races
WhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/AN
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total4.30.33.90.34.80.8********
Age0–54.30.53.90.54.71.2********
6–174.30.43.80.44.90.9********
GenderMale4.50.44.30.54.71.0********
Female4.10.43.40.44.91.0********
Family incomeaNegative/poor7.91.07.01.19.02.1********
Near poor/low6.00.76.50.94.91.3********
Middle4.20.73.70.6**********
High1.30.4************
Health insuranceAny private2.60.42.50.3**********
Public only8.00.77.70.87.71.5********
Uninsured5.41.6************
Residence locationbMetropolitan4.20.43.80.44.00.6********
  Large central metro5.00.74.60.73.30.7********
  Large fringe metro2.70.52.30.5**********
  Medium metro4.90.85.10.9**********
  Small metro4.01.1************
Nonmetropolitan5.00.94.10.7**********
  Micropolitan5.01.14.21.0**********
  Noncore**************
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish3.80.43.20.44.90.8********
Other8.01.08.01.1**********
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good4.30.33.80.34.80.8********
Fair/poor5.61.5************
CSHCNYes5.20.74.10.77.41.7********
No4.00.43.80.43.80.7********

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: 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_6-5a: 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_6-5a.html