Table 14_1_6-4c

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_6.4c
Children who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers usually explained things clearly, by family income,a United States, 2006
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 18.30.916.31.521.11.617.61.318.41.6
Age0–518.51.217.42.520.42.215.42.021.02.3
6–1718.11.015.31.621.62.018.71.616.91.9
GenderMale18.51.116.52.219.82.017.71.819.62.0
Female18.10.916.11.822.52.117.51.517.11.8
RaceWhite, single race18.61.018.21.821.32.017.61.518.31.8
Black, single race15.91.812.82.919.42.816.82.815.34.0
Asian, single race27.24.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple races14.82.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races18.11.014.71.822.52.116.81.518.61.7
Non-Hispanic, White18.41.216.42.223.72.816.61.718.61.9
Non-Hispanic, Black16.01.812.83.019.12.917.32.815.44.0
Hispanic, all races19.21.619.92.717.72.421.63.115.24.0
Health insuranceAny private17.81.112.73.220.53.017.31.518.01.6
Public only17.91.216.61.819.71.717.22.5DSUDSU
Uninsured28.13.823.96.138.47.3DSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationbMetropolitan17.80.916.61.821.51.917.41.416.71.7
  Large central metro18.31.517.32.324.03.817.32.216.02.8
  Large fringe metro14.91.713.03.414.22.912.52.416.92.7
  Medium metro20.72.217.54.823.53.324.03.116.23.6
  Small metro18.23.017.35.021.34.5DSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan21.22.115.33.019.63.218.73.535.25.1
  Micropolitan19.22.316.54.219.44.315.84.0DSUDSU
  Noncore24.94.0DSUDSUDSUDSU23.26.5DSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish17.70.914.91.621.01.816.71.418.41.7
Other22.32.021.83.321.62.925.54.0DSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good18.30.916.71.620.91.717.71.318.21.6
Fair/poor17.93.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
CSHCNYes20.21.420.42.819.92.619.52.720.82.8
No17.70.915.11.821.31.816.81.417.71.7

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_6-4c: 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_6-4c.html