Table 14_1_5-3a

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_5.3a
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers always explained things in a way they could understand, by race, United States, 2006
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 60.90.560.80.665.81.352.33.1DSUDSU60.46.552.64.5
65 and over63.
Family incomeaNegative/poor58.41.457.51.761.82.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low57.31.456.61.661.93.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EducationbLess than high school58.
High school graduate60.60.860.20.967.01.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college61.70.761.80.866.
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed60.90.760.90.866.91.550.33.8DSUDSUDSUDSU48.65.4
Not employed58.
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private62.00.761.90.868.31.652.33.5DSUDSUDSUDSU51.55.8
Public only52.91.651.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only61.11.960.
Medicare and private64.21.563.61.673.44.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public63.02.862.53.563.24.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan60.90.660.80.765.51.451.83.2DSUDSUDSUDSU53.35.1
  Large central metro60.
  Large fringe metro61.
  Medium metro60.
  Small metro62.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish61.50.661.30.665.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good62.60.662.50.667.91.553.03.3DSUDSUDSUDSU56.05.2
Activity limitationscBasic activities56.
Complex activities54.31.653.41.862.93.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities62.10.662.00.766.71.452.83.3DSUDSUDSUDSU56.15.1

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_5-3a: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.