Table 14_1_5-4a

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_5.4a
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers usually explained things in a way they could understand, by race, United States, 2006
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 30.80.531.40.624.51.036.22.9DSUDSU25.65.437.14.3
Age18–4430.10.830.50.925.31.735.13.7DSUDSUDSUDSU37.55.3
45–6432.40.832.80.924.71.441.15.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
65 and over29.61.130.51.221.22.330.15.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale30.10.730.90.822.41.733.24.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Female31.40.631.80.825.81.438.53.3DSUDSUDSUDSU38.45.3
Family incomeaNegative/poor28.51.229.51.624.41.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low30.71.332.01.424.22.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Middle31.00.931.81.024.71.929.34.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High31.30.831.20.924.62.240.54.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EducationbLess than high school28.81.129.51.223.12.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate29.90.831.00.921.71.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college32.00.732.20.827.12.035.43.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed31.10.731.50.824.31.437.63.5DSUDSUDSUDSU43.45.3
Not employed31.41.032.21.227.22.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private31.30.731.70.824.31.537.13.4DSUDSUDSUDSU41.15.7
Public only31.31.432.71.826.92.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Uninsured30.11.630.31.926.13.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only31.41.832.51.923.14.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private29.61.530.21.620.43.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public23.62.424.63.221.13.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan30.80.631.30.625.01.136.53.1DSUDSUDSUDSU37.85.0
  Large central metro29.81.029.91.126.11.636.84.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metro30.41.031.11.120.62.436.95.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro32.91.133.51.225.12.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro29.91.730.01.928.94.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan31.01.331.81.421.12.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan31.11.532.01.622.93.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore30.81.931.51.918.23.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish30.70.631.40.624.51.038.04.1DSUDSU24.95.637.04.4
Other32.11.631.61.6DSUDSU34.23.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good30.30.630.80.623.51.236.33.3DSUDSUDSUDSU36.25.1
Fair/poor33.91.134.61.228.31.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitationscBasic activities32.21.132.61.227.02.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities32.21.433.21.525.72.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities30.50.631.00.624.11.235.73.0DSUDSUDSUDSU35.84.9

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_5-4a: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr09/14_patientcenteredness/T14_1_5-4a.html