Table 14_1_12-4b

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_12.4b
Rating of 7–8 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 ethnicity, United States, 2006
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 27.30.926.
Family incomeaNegative/poor23.71.423.11.823.72.620.92.625.12.2
Near poor/low29.21.730.
Health insuranceAny private27.
Public only28.31.327.61.628.
Residence locationbMetropolitan27.
  Large central metro26.61.624.
  Large fringe metro26.81.826.
  Medium metro28.72.429.12.529.32.923.
  Small metro29.22.428.92.730.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish26.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good27.10.926.

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: 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_12-4b: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.