Table 18_6_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_6_5.1a
Adults with limited English proficiency, by whether they had a usual source of care (USC) with or without language assistance, United States, 2006
   Without USCWith assistanceWithout assistance
Population groupTotal population (in thousands)dPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 9,41949.62.044.02.06.41.1
Age18–445,30763.02.633.22.63.80.8
45–642,91141.43.051.53.27.12.0
65 and over1,2029.52.474.14.416.43.9
GenderMale4,54563.82.532.12.2DSUDSU
Female4,87536.32.155.12.38.61.4
RaceWhite, single race7,93352.22.142.32.05.51.1
Black, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Asian, single race1,24331.25.357.05.711.83.4
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple racesDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityHispanic, all races7,50053.32.041.22.05.51.1
Non-Hispanic1,91934.65.555.45.310.02.7
Family incomeaNegative/poor2,16346.13.147.53.06.51.9
Near poor/low3,43751.72.942.62.85.71.3
Middle3,02953.33.341.83.25.01.5
HighDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EducationbLess than high school6,31551.42.344.22.34.40.9
High school graduate1,69846.14.143.64.1DSUDSU
At least some college1,22944.45.144.75.310.92.9
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed5,92359.82.635.82.54.41.1
Not employed2,29543.93.249.73.26.41.5
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private2,41238.44.155.34.1DSUDSU
Public only1,38234.84.260.34.2DSUDSU
Uninsured4,42471.12.124.72.04.31.3
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare onlyDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and privateDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public7357.92.383.14.6DSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan8,85948.92.144.62.06.51.2
  Large central metro5,66948.32.546.72.45.01.2
  Large fringe metro1,47653.14.935.34.6DSUDSU
  Medium metro1,28145.53.346.83.9DSUDSU
  Small metroDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan56059.19.235.08.4DSUDSU
  Micropolitan43561.711.033.810.0DSUDSU
  NoncoreDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good7,62054.72.439.42.25.81.2
Fair/poor1,79927.53.063.53.39.02.2
Activity limitationscBasic activities90515.63.970.05.014.44.0
Complex activities494DSUDSU80.84.8DSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities8,32353.32.241.12.15.61.2

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 400 percent of the poverty line; and high, 400 percent of the poverty line and over.

b Less than high school refers to fewer than 12 years of education; high school graduate, 12 years of education; and at least some college, more than 12 years of education.

c For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix A, Data Sources.

d Numbers may not add to total due to missing values or rounding.

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: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

 

Current as of March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 18_6_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_6_5-1a.html