Table 14_1_6-5a

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_6.5a
Children who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never explained things clearly, by race, United States, 2006
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 4.030.383.900.444.760.68DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Age0–54.170.634.550.773.430.76DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
6–173.940.373.490.405.480.95DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale4.120.433.850.514.940.86DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Female3.930.503.950.574.570.97DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Family incomeaNegative/poor7.170.977.521.276.591.31DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low5.200.825.631.05DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Middle3.560.523.370.573.731.07DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
HighDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insuranceAny private2.650.402.520.443.500.84DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Public only6.910.657.210.815.981.10DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
UninsuredDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationbMetropolitan4.030.433.870.504.700.71DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large central metro4.090.513.790.574.171.03DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metro3.551.03DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro4.300.793.550.827.901.99DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro4.631.185.451.42DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan4.050.744.020.82DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan4.811.064.931.18DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  NoncoreDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish3.730.423.400.484.920.70DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Other6.210.897.211.07DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good3.760.383.740.454.080.66DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Fair/poor14.912.9811.112.37DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
CSHCNYes5.260.684.770.746.761.52DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
No3.660.423.640.504.060.69DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

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_6-5a: 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_6-5a.html