Table 14_1_6-4b

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_6.4b
Children who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers usually explained things clearly, by ethnicity, United States, 2006
    Non-Hispanic  
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 18.30.918.11.018.41.216.01.819.21.6
Age0–518.51.218.61.319.01.517.53.018.42.0
6–1718.11.017.81.118.01.415.21.919.81.8
GenderMale18.51.118.21.218.31.418.02.320.02.1
Female18.10.918.01.118.41.314.01.818.41.8
Family incomeaNegative/poor16.31.514.71.816.42.212.83.019.92.7
Near poor/low21.11.622.52.123.72.819.12.917.72.4
Middle17.61.316.81.516.61.717.32.821.63.1
High18.41.618.61.718.61.915.44.015.24.0
Health insuranceAny private17.81.117.81.217.81.414.62.118.02.8
Public only17.91.217.21.518.41.815.62.519.31.6
Uninsured28.13.830.15.4DSUDSUDSUDSU24.14.5
Residence locationbMetropolitan17.80.917.41.117.51.315.71.919.31.6
  Large central metro18.31.517.22.018.92.812.52.320.91.9
  Large fringe metro14.91.715.21.915.92.213.43.312.52.7
  Medium metro20.72.220.22.118.92.325.06.523.55.5
  Small metro18.23.018.33.216.23.2DSUDSU17.63.7
Nonmetropolitan21.22.121.52.122.12.418.44.1DSUDSU
  Micropolitan19.22.319.32.319.72.6DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore24.94.025.44.126.34.5DSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish17.70.918.01.018.51.215.71.815.61.9
Other22.32.021.24.2DSUDSUDSUDSU22.62.4
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good18.30.918.11.018.31.216.21.819.41.6
Fair/poor17.93.819.74.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
CSHCNYes20.21.420.81.521.81.918.22.415.32.5
No17.70.917.11.017.01.215.42.020.01.8

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: 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_6-4b: 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_6-4b.html