Table 18_2_4-1b-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_4.1b
Adults age 18 and over who had difficulty understanding their doctor during their last visit, by ethnicity, California, 2007
    Non-HispanicHispanic
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackAll racesMexicanPuerto RicanCentral AmericanSouth American
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 3.90.23.20.22.60.22.70.65.50.45.70.5DSUDSU5.71.2DSUDSU
Health insurance,a under age 65Private2.90.22.40.22.10.2DSUDSU4.30.74.40.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Public6.90.67.30.86.60.9DSUDSU6.40.97.11.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Uninsured6.10.64.90.94.11.0DSUDSU7.10.97.21.1DSUDSU8.32.4DSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overTotal3.50.33.10.32.30.2DSUDSU5.61.16.01.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private2.80.32.50.32.10.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and public6.41.06.00.94.11.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare onlyDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Family incomebNegative/poor8.50.77.90.96.21.0DSUDSU9.01.19.31.3DSUDSU7.41.9DSUDSU
Near poor/low6.00.64.40.53.20.4DSUDSU7.61.18.21.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Middle3.80.44.20.63.50.6DSUDSU3.10.73.00.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High2.20.22.20.22.10.2DSUDSU2.10.41.80.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EducationLess than high school8.80.88.41.14.40.8DSUDSU9.01.09.41.2DSUDSU7.31.8DSUDSU
High school graduate4.00.34.20.43.90.5DSUDSU3.50.54.00.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college2.50.22.30.22.00.22.10.53.40.52.70.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationUrban3.90.23.20.22.60.22.80.65.40.55.70.6DSUDSU5.71.2DSUDSU
Rural3.60.52.70.32.70.3DSUDSU6.21.66.41.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
English proficiencyEnglish only2.70.22.60.22.50.22.50.53.30.63.60.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Well/very well3.10.43.30.53.20.7DSUDSU2.90.52.90.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Not well/not at all11.00.914.41.6DSUDSUDSUDSU10.21.110.21.2DSUDSU9.12.2DSUDSU
Born in U.S.Yes2.80.22.80.22.70.22.90.63.10.43.00.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
No6.20.54.70.51.80.3DSUDSU7.50.78.00.9DSUDSU6.51.4DSUDSU

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: 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_4-1b-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_4-1b-v2.html