Table 14_1_11-4b

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_11.4b
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 ethnicity, United States, 2006
    Non-Hispanic  
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 36.20.636.50.636.40.734.81.233.51.3
Age18–4440.30.840.90.941.61.136.71.736.41.8
45–6436.50.837.00.836.90.934.12.230.22.6
65 and over26.81.026.61.126.21.129.63.328.53.0
GenderMale37.50.838.00.838.10.934.11.832.02.3
Female35.30.735.40.735.10.935.21.634.61.5
Family incomeaNegative/poor31.61.331.41.431.51.833.22.232.32.7
Near poor/low32.61.132.41.232.41.429.42.533.52.5
Middle37.41.037.81.138.21.235.22.433.82.4
High37.60.937.70.937.11.039.52.334.23.0
EducationbLess than high school30.51.130.61.330.41.529.32.130.31.8
High school graduate32.41.032.31.032.11.233.62.034.02.5
At least some college39.90.740.10.839.90.937.91.937.62.6
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed39.30.739.90.740.30.936.01.533.81.5
Not employed35.81.235.91.335.01.534.42.335.72.8
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private39.50.639.90.740.00.837.41.735.21.9
Public only35.31.534.71.635.72.134.02.237.53.5
Uninsured34.11.735.52.035.12.628.03.129.22.8
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only25.81.825.51.925.02.025.74.630.25.2
Medicare and private27.11.327.01.326.81.429.94.9DSUDSU
Medicare and other public27.62.428.12.926.43.833.35.225.94.2
Residence locationcMetropolitan36.30.636.50.736.30.835.71.434.11.4
  Large central metro36.71.137.01.236.21.635.91.835.51.7
  Large fringe metro38.91.239.11.238.81.340.73.636.53.4
  Medium metro33.11.433.51.433.71.531.62.427.22.3
  Small metro35.31.635.61.736.21.830.73.431.25.6
Nonmetropolitan36.00.936.40.936.91.028.32.425.63.3
  Micropolitan36.61.237.11.337.31.531.63.626.13.5
  Noncore35.01.335.21.336.11.223.23.7DSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish36.30.636.40.636.40.734.81.235.12.1
Other35.01.840.23.541.35.7DSUDSU31.81.6
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good36.60.636.80.636.60.736.21.434.11.5
Fair/poor34.31.134.81.135.51.429.82.431.12.6
Activity limitationscBasic activities31.31.131.41.131.21.331.92.429.23.1
Complex activities33.21.433.41.533.71.632.23.331.34.8
Neither basic nor complex activities37.20.637.60.637.50.735.81.534.01.4

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: 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_11-4b: 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_11-4b.html