Table 12_1_6-5c

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_6.5c
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 family income,a United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total4.30.37.91.06.00.74.20.71.30.4
Age0–54.30.56.31.16.21.24.20.9**
6–174.30.49.21.35.90.94.20.8**
GenderMale4.50.47.71.26.41.14.60.9**
Female4.10.48.11.25.60.93.70.8**
RaceWhite, single race3.90.37.01.16.50.93.70.6**
Black, single race4.80.89.02.14.91.3****
Asian, single race**********
NHOPI, single race**********
AI/AN, single race**********
Multiple races**********
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races3.50.48.31.35.20.83.10.8**
Non-Hispanic, White2.70.36.81.55.71.22.20.5**
Non-Hispanic, Black4.80.89.22.14.81.4****
Hispanic, all races8.10.87.11.38.11.510.72.1**
Health insuranceAny private2.60.4**5.41.23.50.8**
Public only8.00.78.91.26.41.09.12.2**
Uninsured5.41.6********
Residence locationbMetropolitan4.20.48.01.05.30.74.60.81.30.4
  Large central metro5.00.77.91.45.51.3****
  Large fringe metro2.70.5********
  Medium metro4.90.89.42.05.71.55.21.4**
  Small metro4.01.1********
Nonmetropolitan5.00.9**9.02.1****
  Micropolitan5.01.1**11.33.1****
  Noncore****5.71.6****
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish3.80.48.01.25.60.83.60.8**
Other8.01.07.71.57.51.49.32.2**
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good4.30.38.01.06.00.74.10.71.40.4
Fair/poor5.61.5********
CSHCNYes5.20.711.32.06.51.34.41.2**
No4.00.46.81.05.70.84.10.81.30.4

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_6-5c: 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_6-5c.html