Table 14_1_5-2b

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_5.2b
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 ethnicity, United States, 2007
  TotalNon-HispanicHispanic, all races
  All racesWhiteBlack
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 7.80.37.20.36.60.49.60.813.10.9
Age18-448.30.57.80.57.20.610.11.212.21.3
45-647.90.57.30.56.50.69.81.414.61.8
65 and over6.40.66.00.65.50.77.61.613.62.4
GenderMale8.10.57.60.57.00.511.01.413.31.4
Female7.50.46.90.46.20.58.81.012.91.1
Family incomeaNegative/poor12.20.911.01.010.31.313.61.817.32.2
Near poor/low10.30.99.60.98.91.19.81.414.22.1
Middle8.30.67.60.67.50.77.91.514.11.7
High5.80.45.70.45.00.58.91.88.01.7
EducationbLess than high school12.30.710.90.89.81.010.71.616.61.5
High school graduate8.70.68.30.67.40.612.01.513.11.8
At least some college6.00.45.80.45.50.47.31.38.61.4
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed7.40.46.80.46.30.59.31.112.61.2
Not employed10.80.810.30.89.40.912.01.714.01.8
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private6.40.46.00.45.40.48.31.110.41.2
Public only14.41.114.21.314.91.812.01.815.22.5
Uninsured15.71.315.01.514.11.816.43.018.02.0
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only6.40.95.61.04.91.09.82.9DSUDSU
Medicare and private5.30.85.20.85.30.9DSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public11.41.811.02.110.22.8DSUDSU13.03.6
Location of residencecMetropolitan7.70.37.00.46.30.49.70.912.70.9
  Large central metro9.20.68.00.67.30.89.11.214.61.4
  Large fringe metro6.20.66.00.65.80.67.61.68.91.6
  Medium metro7.40.77.20.86.40.813.02.610.11.9
  Small metro7.21.16.81.25.41.113.54.1DSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan8.40.78.00.77.60.89.12.418.84.0
  Micropolitan8.90.98.50.98.21.0DSUDSU23.56.2
  Noncore7.41.17.11.16.41.2DSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish7.20.37.00.36.50.49.60.812.11.3
Other13.81.213.72.2DSUDSUDSUDSU13.91.3
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good6.90.36.40.45.90.49.00.911.81.1
Fair/poor12.60.911.80.911.11.112.11.817.52.3
Activity limitationscBasic activities9.20.88.50.87.90.99.82.016.42.9
Complex activities12.31.112.11.212.31.49.41.814.43.1
Neither basic nor complex activities7.40.36.80.46.10.49.60.912.81.0
U.S. bornYes7.20.36.90.36.50.49.70.911.51.3
No11.80.910.11.38.42.29.72.714.21.3

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: 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_5-2b: 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_5-2b.html