Table 14_1_5-2a

2010 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 14_1_5.2a
Adults who had a doctor�s office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never explained things clearly, by race, United States, 2007
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 7.80.37.30.49.70.811.41.5DSUDSUDSUDSU12.52.6
Age18-448.30.58.00.510.11.28.52.0DSUDSUDSUDSU13.33.5
45-647.90.57.20.69.91.415.02.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
65 and over6.40.66.10.67.51.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale8.10.57.70.511.01.410.32.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Female7.50.47.00.48.91.012.32.0DSUDSUDSUDSU13.03.4
Family incomeaNegative/poor12.20.912.01.213.71.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low10.30.99.91.09.71.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Middle8.30.68.30.68.11.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High5.80.45.20.48.81.812.42.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EducationbLess than high school12.30.711.90.810.81.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate8.70.67.90.612.01.518.34.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college6.00.45.70.47.21.27.81.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed7.40.47.00.49.41.110.71.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Not employed10.80.810.10.911.91.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private6.40.45.90.48.41.19.81.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Public only14.41.114.91.512.01.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Uninsured15.71.315.31.416.43.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only6.40.95.81.09.82.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private5.30.85.40.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public11.41.810.72.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Location of residencecMetropolitan7.70.37.10.49.70.911.01.5DSUDSUDSUDSU10.22.5
  Large central metro9.20.69.00.79.21.212.62.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metro6.20.66.00.67.51.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro7.40.76.70.813.02.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro7.21.16.01.113.54.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan8.40.78.00.89.52.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan8.90.98.71.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore7.41.16.81.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish7.20.36.80.49.50.87.31.6DSUDSUDSUDSU13.12.7
Other13.81.213.11.3DSUDSU16.12.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good6.90.36.50.49.10.911.11.6DSUDSUDSUDSU8.12.4
Fair/poor12.60.912.21.012.11.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitationscBasic activities9.20.88.70.99.82.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities12.31.112.41.39.51.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities7.40.36.90.49.60.911.21.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
U.S. bornYes7.20.36.70.49.60.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU13.52.8
No11.80.912.01.210.32.712.51.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

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 B: Detailed Methods.

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 February 2011
Internet Citation: Table 14_1_5-2a: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. February 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr10/14_patientcenteredness/T14_1_5-2a.html