Table 14_1_11-5a

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_11.5a
Rating of 0–6 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 13.90.412.90.417.
65 and over10.
Family incomeaNegative/poor21.51.320.71.622.31.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low18.
EducationbLess than high school19.10.918.
High school graduate15.30.713.90.720.61.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college11.60.510.90.514.11.416.92.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed14.10.513.10.516.91.322.43.4DSUDSUDSUDSU22.04.4
Not employed17.70.916.
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private12.40.611.50.514.41.319.63.0DSUDSUDSUDSU20.34.4
Public only24.81.424.81.922.71.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only12.21.611.91.717.04.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private8.
Medicare and other public14.52.414.
Residence locationcMetropolitan13.70.512.70.516.
  Large central metro15.00.814.20.917.
  Large fringe metro11.70.810.70.813.62.419.04.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro14.
  Small metro14.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish13.50.512.70.517.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good12.00.511.30.414.
Activity limitationscBasic activities18.70.917.
Complex activities21.71.420.31.624.72.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities12.70.511.80.515.

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_11-5a: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.