Table 14_1_12-3a

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_12.3a
Rating of 9–10 on a scale from 0 to 10 (best grade) of health care for children 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
Family incomeaNegative/poor68.41.767.
Near poor/low64.31.865.
Health insuranceAny private69.
Public only64.51.463.91.667.12.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU55.76.2
Residence locationbMetropolitan67.
  Large central metro68.61.769.
  Large fringe metro69.61.970.
  Medium metro65.72.566.12.768.25.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro65.62.464.32.768.15.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish68.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good68.

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 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; CSHCN: children with special health care needs; 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_12-3a: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.