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
WhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/AN
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total73.40.475.30.564.71.163.02.057.36.170.33.573.12.6
Age0–1772.70.775.10.863.91.762.44.4**73.64.970.84.3
18–4463.20.765.20.755.01.653.82.7**54.26.568.14.2
45–6479.80.681.10.673.81.668.43.4****79.94.3
65 and over92.10.592.50.689.11.591.22.8******
GenderMale66.50.668.80.654.91.556.42.7**67.34.568.63.3
Female79.90.581.80.573.31.169.12.2**73.74.477.53.4
Family incomeaNegative/poor66.40.968.11.062.81.755.85.6****75.53.9
Near poor/low69.00.970.41.063.91.963.34.8****69.36.0
Middle71.60.873.60.862.31.857.94.3****69.24.3
High79.30.680.80.671.11.968.02.4****79.24.9
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school65.50.866.11.062.22.262.74.6******
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**65.75.174.03.6
Not employed74.50.877.40.965.72.062.54.3******
Health insurance, under age 65Any private75.50.577.40.566.01.465.02.2**75.24.275.43.9
Public only72.80.974.61.170.21.653.45.7**74.75.274.04.0
Uninsured43.81.045.61.135.32.535.55.2******
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only90.01.190.21.286.02.9********
Medicare and private94.60.694.60.795.02.0********
Medicare and other public88.71.687.92.288.22.5********
Residence locationcMetropolitan73.00.574.90.565.71.262.72.053.66.571.25.173.92.8
  Large central metro68.30.769.70.865.11.862.62.8****71.54.9
  Large fringe metro75.70.877.70.866.92.063.53.4****74.65.1
  Medium metro76.01.077.61.066.72.057.25.2****79.63.0
  Small metro74.41.276.01.364.53.5********
Nonmetropolitan75.41.277.51.257.22.6****68.84.770.16.2
  Micropolitan75.21.577.01.658.32.5******74.06.6
  Noncore75.62.278.51.755.54.3********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish76.00.578.30.565.21.167.63.2**71.03.773.72.8
Other55.21.254.41.355.55.958.22.9******
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good71.60.573.80.561.21.261.52.155.26.467.03.971.32.9
Fair/poor88.60.689.10.787.21.4********
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. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr08/15_healthcareutilization/T15_1_1-1a.html