Table 14_1_11-4a

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_11.4a
Rating of 7–8 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 36.20.636.10.635.21.244.13.1DSUDSU25.64.437.64.3
Age18–4440.30.840.80.937.31.748.14.0DSUDSUDSUDSU34.15.3
45–6436.50.836.40.934.12.142.95.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
65 and over26.81.026.31.129.83.334.36.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale37.50.837.50.934.51.845.04.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Female35.30.735.10.835.51.643.43.6DSUDSUDSUDSU31.55.4
Family incomeaNegative/poor31.61.331.71.533.62.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low32.61.132.61.229.72.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Middle37.41.037.71.135.62.441.25.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High37.60.936.91.039.82.346.94.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EducationbLess than high school30.51.130.41.229.92.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate32.41.032.21.134.02.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college39.90.739.80.938.21.946.43.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed39.30.739.60.836.41.541.93.9DSUDSUDSUDSU41.05.4
Not employed35.81.235.21.334.62.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private39.50.639.60.737.71.744.73.7DSUDSUDSUDSU42.55.5
Public only35.31.536.31.834.62.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Uninsured34.11.733.42.028.43.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only25.81.825.51.925.74.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private27.11.326.81.329.94.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public27.62.426.02.934.05.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan36.30.636.10.736.01.343.73.2DSUDSUDSUDSU35.84.8
  Large central metro36.71.136.01.336.41.744.54.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metro38.91.238.71.340.83.645.15.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro33.11.433.31.531.92.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro35.31.635.91.730.73.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan36.00.936.41.028.72.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan36.61.236.71.431.93.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore35.01.335.81.223.53.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish36.30.636.30.735.21.247.64.6DSUDSU26.44.637.44.3
Other35.01.833.61.7DSUDSU40.24.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good36.60.636.30.736.51.445.53.3DSUDSUDSUDSU35.04.9
Fair/poor34.31.134.91.330.02.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitationscBasic activities31.31.131.11.231.92.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities33.21.433.61.632.43.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities37.20.637.10.736.21.544.13.3DSUDSUDSUDSU41.35.4

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_11-4a: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr09/14_patientcenteredness/T14_1_11-4a.html