Table 18_2_5-1c

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_5.1c
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 family income,a California, 2007
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Health insurance,b under age 65Private1.80.2DSUDSUDSUDSU2.
Health insurance, age 65 and overTotal2.
Medicare and private1.70.3DSUDSUDSUDSU1.
Medicare and public2.
EducationLess than high school5.
High school graduate2.
At least some college1.
Residence locationUrban2.
English proficiencyEnglish only1.
Well/very well1.
Not well/not at all8.
Born in U.S.Yes1.

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_5-1c: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.