Table 17_1_1-1a

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 17_1_1.1a
People who had an office-based or outpatient department visit in the calendar year, by race, United States, 2006
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 73.40.575.30.565.
65 and over92.30.592.90.588.21.787.13.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Family incomeaNegative/poor67.
Near poor/low66.60.868.
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school66.00.966.
High school graduate71.30.873.50.861.11.661.44.2DSUDSUDSUDSU70.45.4
At least some college78.30.680.20.672.51.562.92.7DSUDSUDSUDSU73.24.3
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed68.80.670.50.660.91.359.62.6DSUDSU67.05.466.53.8
Not employed74.20.976.
Health insurance, under age 65Any private76.10.577.90.567.01.467.12.7DSUDSU75.15.372.43.9
Public only72.40.974.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only90.60.991.30.985.73.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private94.40.694.90.689.02.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public89.91.389.01.890.62.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan72.90.574.90.566.
  Large central metro68.60.970.
  Large fringe metro75.10.877.20.863.
  Medium metro75.30.876.40.970.
  Small metro76.21.477.11.471.63.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish76.20.478.20.466.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good72.00.574.10.562.
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities92.40.593.20.689.31.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities92.80.893.10.990.61.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities70.80.572.90.661.

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 17_1_1-1a: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.