Table 18_2_4-1c-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_4.1c
Adults age 18 and over who had difficulty understanding their doctor during their last visit, by family income,a California, 2007
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Health insurance,b under age 65Private2.
Health insurance, age 65 and overTotal3.
Medicare and private2.80.3DSUDSU5.
Medicare and public6.
EducationLess than high school8.80.811.
High school graduate4.
At least some college2.
Residence locationUrban3.
English proficiencyEnglish only2.
Well/very well3.
Not well/not at all11.00.912.71.411.
Born in U.S.Yes2.

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 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.

b 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.

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_4-1c-v2: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.