Table 18_2_5-1b

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_5.1b
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 ethnicity, California, 2007
    Non-HispanicHispanic
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackAll racesMexicanPuerto RicanCentral AmericanSouth American
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 2.30.11.80.11.50.11.30.43.70.44.00.4DSUDSU4.11.0DSUDSU
Health insurance,a under age 65Private1.80.21.40.11.40.2DSUDSU2.90.63.20.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Public3.70.43.60.53.80.7DSUDSU3.90.74.30.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Uninsured4.10.52.80.7DSUDSUDSUDSU5.00.75.30.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overTotal2.00.21.60.21.10.2DSUDSU3.81.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private1.70.31.50.21.10.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and public2.70.61.80.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare onlyDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Family incomebNegative/poor4.60.43.70.53.70.8DSUDSU5.30.65.70.8DSUDSU5.41.6DSUDSU
Near poor/low4.00.62.30.41.60.3DSUDSU5.71.06.31.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Middle2.30.42.30.42.10.5DSUDSU2.40.72.20.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High1.30.11.30.11.30.2DSUDSU1.40.31.20.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EducationLess than high school5.80.64.10.82.20.6DSUDSU6.50.86.91.0DSUDSU4.91.4DSUDSU
High school graduate2.40.32.50.32.30.4DSUDSU2.20.42.50.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college1.40.11.30.11.20.1DSUDSU2.00.41.70.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationUrban2.40.21.80.11.50.21.40.43.70.44.00.5DSUDSU4.11.0DSUDSU
Rural2.20.31.60.21.60.3DSUDSU3.90.94.21.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
English proficiencyEnglish only1.60.11.50.11.50.11.40.41.80.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Well/very well1.20.21.20.3DSUDSUDSUDSU1.20.31.30.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Not well/not at all8.20.88.51.4DSUDSUDSUDSU8.10.98.31.0DSUDSU7.82.1DSUDSU
Born in U.S.Yes1.60.11.60.11.60.21.40.41.50.31.50.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
No4.00.42.30.30.80.2DSUDSU5.60.66.00.7DSUDSU5.01.2DSUDSU

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_5-1b: 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_5-1b.html