Table 15_1_1-1a

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 15_1_1.1a
People who had an office-based or outpatient department visit in the calendar year, by race, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalSingle raceMultiple races
65 and over92.10.592.50.689.11.591.22.8******
Family incomeaNegative/poor66.40.968.****75.53.9
Near poor/low69.00.970.****69.36.0
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school65.50.866.******
High school graduate71.50.773.80.860.31.860.24.4****70.55.1
At least some college78.50.580.40.671.21.664.72.2****78.24.2
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed68.60.670.30.660.21.357.82.3**
Not employed74.50.877.40.965.******
Health insurance, under age 65Any private75.50.577.40.566.01.465.02.2**
Public only72.80.974.**
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only90.********
Medicare and private94.60.694.60.795.02.0********
Medicare and other public88.71.687.********
Residence locationcMetropolitan73.00.574.90.565.
  Large central metro68.30.769.70.865.11.862.62.8****71.54.9
  Large fringe metro75.70.877.70.866.****74.65.1
  Medium metro76.****79.63.0
  Small metro74.********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish76.00.578.30.565.**71.03.773.72.8
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good71.60.573.80.561.
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities93.50.593.90.594.40.9********
Complex activities92.90.893.10.992.21.9********
Neither basic nor complex activities70.50.572.60.659.41.361.92.1**63.04.871.54.0

a Negative/poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, at or 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 Less than high school refers to fewer than 12 years of education; high school graduate, 12 years of education; and at least some college, more than 12 years of education.

c 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; 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 15_1_1-1a: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.