Table 18_2_5-1a

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 18_2_5.1a
Adults age 18 and over who report language barrier as a reason for having difficulty understanding their doctor during their last visit within the past 2 years, by race, California, 2007
    Non-Hispanic
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 2.30.11.50.11.30.42.70.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance,a under age 65Private1.80.21.40.2DSUDSU1.60.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Public3.70.43.80.7DSUDSU6.41.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Uninsured4.10.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overTotal2.00.21.10.2DSUDSU3.91.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private1.70.31.10.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and public2.70.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare onlyDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Family incomebNegative/poor4.60.43.70.8DSUDSU5.91.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low4.00.61.60.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Middle2.30.42.10.5DSUDSU3.41.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High1.30.11.30.2DSUDSU1.60.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EducationLess than high school5.80.62.20.6DSUDSU11.73.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate2.40.32.30.4DSUDSU3.70.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college1.40.11.20.1DSUDSU1.30.3DSUDSUDSUDSU1.20.4
Residence locationUrban2.40.21.50.21.40.42.70.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Rural2.20.31.60.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
English proficiencyEnglish only1.60.11.50.11.40.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Well/very well1.20.2DSUDSUDSUDSU1.20.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Not well/not at all8.20.8DSUDSUDSUDSU8.91.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Born in U.S.Yes1.60.11.60.21.40.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
No4.00.40.80.2DSUDSU3.20.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

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_5-1a: 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_5-1a.html