Table 14_1_5-5a

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_5.5a
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never explained things in a way they could understand, by race, United States, 2006
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 8.20.37.80.49.70.611.51.7DSUDSU14.03.610.33.1
Age18–449.10.58.60.610.31.112.72.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
45–647.60.47.20.48.41.211.32.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
65 and over7.40.67.10.710.61.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale8.10.57.60.59.61.112.72.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Female8.30.47.90.59.70.810.61.8DSUDSUDSUDSU9.62.9
Family incomeaNegative/poor13.21.013.11.213.82.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low12.00.811.40.913.81.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Middle9.60.69.30.68.41.420.64.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High5.10.44.90.45.11.18.52.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EducationbLess than high school12.50.912.01.013.11.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate9.50.68.80.611.31.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college6.30.46.00.46.80.99.82.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed8.00.47.60.48.80.812.12.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Not employed10.20.89.40.911.71.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private6.80.46.40.47.40.810.62.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Public only15.81.315.71.715.02.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Uninsured14.91.314.91.411.92.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only7.41.27.11.312.72.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private6.30.76.30.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public13.41.712.92.215.74.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan8.30.47.90.49.50.711.71.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large central metro9.90.69.50.710.21.014.02.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metro7.80.77.50.78.72.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro7.10.77.10.77.11.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro7.40.86.60.712.52.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan7.90.77.40.710.91.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan8.10.67.80.79.91.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore7.51.36.61.412.73.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish7.80.37.40.49.60.68.22.0DSUDSU13.53.710.43.1
Other14.21.213.81.2DSUDSU15.23.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good7.10.36.70.38.50.810.81.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Fair/poor14.30.914.01.113.92.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitationscBasic activities11.70.911.70.99.61.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities13.51.213.41.311.41.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities7.40.37.00.39.30.711.41.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

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_5-5a: 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_5-5a.html