Table 14_1_11-3a

2009 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 14_1_11.3a
Rating of 9–10 on a scale from 0 to 10 (best grade) of health care by adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months, by race, United States, 2006
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 49.90.550.90.647.
65 and over63.
Family incomeaNegative/poor47.01.547.61.944.12.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low48.81.350.11.447.42.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EducationbLess than high school50.
High school graduate52.
At least some college48.40.749.40.847.
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed46.60.747.30.846.71.735.73.1DSUDSUDSUDSU37.05.1
Not employed46.
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private48.10.748.90.847.91.735.63.1DSUDSUDSUDSU37.24.9
Public only40.01.538.91.942.72.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only61.92.362.62.457.35.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private64.91.465.21.463.04.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public57.92.859.93.551.95.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan50.10.651.20.747.31.337.52.8DSUDSUDSUDSU41.04.4
  Large central metro48.30.949.
  Large fringe metro49.
  Medium metro52.91.453.31.452.22.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro50.51.751.41.746.83.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish50.20.651.00.647.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good51.50.652.40.749.41.537.53.0DSUDSUDSUDSU43.54.5
Activity limitationscBasic activities50.
Complex activities45.11.646.11.842.92.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities50.10.651.10.648.31.537.53.0DSUDSUDSUDSU38.54.6

a Negative/poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, 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.

DSU - 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 March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 14_1_11-3a: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.