Table 14_1_6-5b

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_6.5b
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 ethnicity, United States, 2006
    Non-Hispanic  
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 4.030.383.590.433.280.524.480.626.010.73
Age0–54.170.633.360.693.470.893.530.797.291.31
6–173.940.373.720.433.170.494.990.845.040.72
GenderMale4.120.433.920.503.500.614.820.855.050.84
Female3.930.503.240.553.050.654.120.836.921.02
Family incomeaNegative/poor7.170.977.281.217.861.946.511.326.931.25
Near poor/low5.200.824.250.97DSUDSUDSUDSU7.501.52
Middle3.560.523.190.552.820.603.600.995.361.51
HighDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insuranceAny private2.650.402.700.442.550.493.560.85DSUDSU
Public only6.910.655.890.715.790.975.330.939.061.31
UninsuredDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationbMetropolitan4.030.433.500.493.140.604.380.636.100.78
  Large central metro4.090.512.870.58DSUDSU3.640.856.861.05
  Large fringe metro3.551.03DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro4.300.793.870.82DSUDSU7.551.876.591.86
  Small metro4.631.184.331.255.191.54DSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan4.050.743.990.783.880.86DSUDSU4.721.26
  Micropolitan4.811.064.821.144.861.28DSUDSU4.661.21
  NoncoreDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish3.730.423.660.453.320.524.620.644.280.94
Other6.210.89DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU7.681.14
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good3.760.383.280.433.110.523.840.625.920.74
Fair/poor14.912.9817.723.92DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
CSHCNYes5.260.685.280.764.760.846.601.525.101.24
No3.660.423.030.472.780.593.720.616.160.82

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_6-5b: 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_6-5b.html