Table 18_2_4-1a-v2

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 18_2_4.1a
Adults age 18 and over who had difficulty understanding their doctor during their last visit, by race, California, 2007
    Non-Hispanic
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 3.90.22.60.22.70.65.50.6DSUDSUDSUDSU3.10.6
Health insurance,a under age 65Private2.90.22.10.2DSUDSU3.70.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Public6.90.66.60.9DSUDSU13.32.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Uninsured6.10.64.11.0DSUDSU8.22.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overTotal3.50.32.30.2DSUDSU7.11.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private2.80.32.10.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and public6.41.04.11.1DSUDSU11.32.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare onlyDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Family incomebNegative/poor8.50.76.21.0DSUDSU11.81.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low6.00.63.20.4DSUDSU8.41.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Middle3.80.43.50.6DSUDSU8.21.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High2.20.22.10.2DSUDSU3.00.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EducationLess than high school8.80.84.40.8DSUDSU20.13.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate4.00.33.90.5DSUDSU7.11.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college2.50.22.00.22.10.53.20.6DSUDSUDSUDSU2.50.7
Residence locationUrban3.90.22.60.22.80.65.60.6DSUDSUDSUDSU3.00.7
Rural3.60.52.70.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
English proficiencyEnglish only2.70.22.50.22.50.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU3.00.6
Well/very well3.10.43.20.7DSUDSU3.30.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Not well/not at all11.00.9DSUDSUDSUDSU15.11.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Born in U.S.Yes2.80.22.70.22.90.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU3.00.6
No6.20.51.80.3DSUDSU6.40.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

a A small number of people who were covered by both public and private health insurance plans were included in the "public health insurance" category only.

b 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 300 percent of the poverty line; and high, 300 percent of the poverty line and over. Missing values for family income were imputed using multiple imputation methodology. A small number of people were excluded because their family income could not be imputed.

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: University of California, Los Angeles, Center for Health Policy Research, California Health Interview Survey.

 

Current as of March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 18_2_4-1a-v2: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr09/18_populations/T18_2_4-1a-v2.html