Table 14_1_12-5b

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_12.5b
Rating of 0–6 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 4.940.374.720.434.350.536.180.795.900.69
Family incomeaNegative/poor7.861.188.741.6010.532.577.301.755.831.15
Near poor/low6.510.746.080.896.
Health insuranceAny private3.580.393.540.423.350.484.571.003.860.90
Public only7.260.727.190.966.871.407.741.397.401.00
Residence locationbMetropolitan4.630.384.320.443.770.556.210.855.850.71
  Large central metro4.780.504.560.603.130.776.991.095.290.83
  Large fringe metro3.570.643.500.693.480.77DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro5.600.935.261.124.771.38DSUDSU7.401.70
  Small metro5.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish4.810.414.690.454.300.546.090.815.871.00
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good4.590.374.400.434.150.535.450.755.460.67

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_12-5b: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.