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.
Family incomeaNegative/poor16.31.518.21.812.82.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low21.11.621.
Health insuranceAny private17.
Public only17.
Residence locationbMetropolitan17.80.917.
  Large central metro18.31.519.91.912.
  Large fringe metro14.91.715.41.913.83.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro20.
  Small metro18.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish17.70.918.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good18.30.918.

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.