Table 14_1_9-4a

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_9.4a
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers usually spent enough time with them, by race, United States, 2006
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 36.90.537.40.632.91.338.33.2DSUDSU28.
65 and over33.
Family incomeaNegative/poor33.61.534.81.730.22.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low34.
EducationbLess than high school31.
High school graduate34.30.934.
At least some college39.80.740.20.836.
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed38.10.738.60.833.81.738.33.5DSUDSUDSUDSU43.55.0
Not employed36.
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private38.40.738.80.834.21.840.93.7DSUDSUDSUDSU41.25.5
Public only32.91.433.51.831.22.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only31.
Medicare and private35.81.436.11.432.35.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public29.02.631.
Residence locationcMetropolitan37.00.637.60.633.21.437.93.3DSUDSUDSUDSU35.54.5
  Large central metro37.30.938.
  Large fringe metro37.
  Medium metro37.
  Small metro34.01.734.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish36.60.537.00.632.91.343.93.7DSUDSU29.04.438.74.1
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good37.00.637.40.733.11.539.83.3DSUDSUDSUDSU36.54.7
Activity limitationscBasic activities36.
Complex activities35.41.436.21.632.13.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities37.00.637.50.633.01.637.83.3DSUDSUDSUDSU40.95.3

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 Less than high school refers to fewer than 12 years of education; high school graduate, 12 years of education; and at least some college, more than 12 years of education.

c 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; 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_9-4a: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.