Table 14_1_6-4a

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_6.4a
Children who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers usually explained things clearly, by race, United States, 2006
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 18.30.918.61.015.91.827.24.5DSUDSUDSUDSU14.82.7
Age0–518.51.218.91.317.32.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU14.73.9
6–1718.11.018.41.215.21.830.85.7DSUDSUDSUDSU14.93.8
GenderMale18.51.118.71.218.02.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU13.33.6
Female18.10.918.51.013.81.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU16.23.6
Family incomeaNegative/poor16.31.518.21.812.82.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low21.11.621.32.019.42.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Middle17.61.317.61.516.82.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High18.41.618.31.815.34.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insuranceAny private17.81.117.81.314.32.129.95.2DSUDSUDSUDSU13.23.8
Public only17.91.218.81.315.72.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU17.44.5
Uninsured28.13.828.44.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationbMetropolitan17.80.917.91.115.61.927.54.5DSUDSUDSUDSU14.93.0
  Large central metro18.31.519.91.912.22.230.86.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metro14.91.715.41.913.83.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro20.72.219.62.224.86.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro18.23.016.52.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan21.22.121.92.318.64.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan19.22.319.72.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore24.94.025.84.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish17.70.918.11.115.61.827.86.8DSUDSUDSUDSU15.52.7
Other22.32.022.12.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good18.30.918.51.016.11.827.34.5DSUDSUDSUDSU15.42.8
Fair/poor17.93.820.14.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
CSHCNYes20.21.420.71.618.52.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
No17.70.917.81.015.22.028.04.8DSUDSUDSUDSU13.32.6

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: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; NHOPI: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; 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_6-4a: 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_6-4a.html