Table 12_1_6-5b

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_6.5b
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 ethnicity, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNon-HispanicHispanic, all races
All racesWhiteBlack
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total4.30.33.50.42.70.34.80.88.10.8
Age0–54.30.53.20.52.30.54.81.38.51.2
6–174.30.43.60.42.90.44.90.97.71.1
GenderMale4.50.43.80.53.30.54.71.07.61.1
Female4.10.43.20.42.00.45.01.08.51.2
Family incomeaNegative/poor7.91.08.31.36.81.59.22.17.11.3
Near poor/low6.00.75.20.85.71.24.81.48.11.5
Middle4.20.73.10.82.20.5**10.72.1
High1.30.4********
Health insuranceAny private2.60.42.10.41.90.3**6.41.5
Public only8.00.77.71.06.61.27.81.68.81.0
Uninsured5.41.6********
Residence locationbMetropolitan4.20.43.30.42.50.44.00.68.10.9
  Large central metro5.00.74.10.92.80.83.20.77.21.2
  Large fringe metro2.70.51.80.41.20.3**9.42.4
  Medium metro4.90.84.00.84.01.0**9.62.3
  Small metro4.01.1********
Nonmetropolitan5.00.94.70.93.60.7****
  Micropolitan5.01.14.81.13.61.0****
  Noncore**********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish3.80.43.40.42.60.34.90.97.61.4
Other8.01.0******8.51.2
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good4.30.33.50.42.60.34.80.98.00.9
Fair/poor5.61.5********
CSHCNYes5.20.74.80.73.40.77.11.78.11.9
No4.00.43.00.42.40.43.90.78.00.9

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_6-5b: 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_6-5b.html