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.
65 and over26.
Family incomeaNegative/poor31.61.331.71.533.62.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low32.
EducationbLess than high school30.
High school graduate32.
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.
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private39.50.639.60.737.71.744.73.7DSUDSUDSUDSU42.55.5
Public only35.31.536.31.834.62.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
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.
  Large fringe metro38.
  Medium metro33.11.433.31.531.92.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro35.31.635.91.730.73.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish36.30.636.30.735.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good36.60.636.30.736.51.445.53.3DSUDSUDSUDSU35.04.9
Activity limitationscBasic activities31.
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.