Table 14_1_5-2c

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_5.2c
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 family income,a United States, 2007
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 7.80.312.20.910.30.98.30.65.80.4
Age18-448.30.512.61.312.21.38.00.86.20.7
45-647.90.513.11.812.81.89.11.05.70.6
65 and over6.40.69.51.75.91.28.01.34.90.9
GenderMale8.10.514.91.813.01.59.30.95.30.5
Female7.50.410.71.08.70.97.60.76.20.6
RaceWhite, single race7.30.412.01.29.91.08.30.65.20.4
Black, single race9.70.813.71.89.71.48.11.58.81.8
Asian, single race11.41.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU12.42.2
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple races12.52.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races7.20.311.01.09.60.97.60.65.70.4
  Non-Hispanic, White6.60.410.31.38.91.17.50.75.00.5
  Non-Hispanic, Black9.60.813.61.89.81.47.91.58.91.8
Hispanic, all races13.10.917.32.214.22.114.11.78.01.7
EducationbLess than high school12.30.713.71.513.81.512.71.57.61.6
High school graduate8.70.612.11.79.41.39.31.06.90.9
At least some college6.00.410.31.98.11.56.20.75.20.5
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed7.40.410.01.612.81.48.00.75.80.5
Not employed10.80.814.91.511.71.610.51.57.11.3
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private6.40.46.71.69.21.26.90.65.70.5
Public only14.41.115.11.613.12.015.23.5DSUDSU
Uninsured15.71.315.22.519.93.016.72.310.22.4
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only6.40.913.63.7DSUDSU9.12.3DSUDSU
Medicare and private5.30.8DSUDSUDSUDSU5.91.54.81.1
Medicare and other public11.41.811.63.110.73.1DSUDSUDSUDSU
Location of residencecMetropolitan7.70.313.01.110.00.98.10.65.80.5
  Large central metro9.20.612.41.713.01.711.11.16.20.8
  Large fringe metro6.20.612.02.47.61.75.70.95.70.7
  Medium metro7.40.713.32.09.61.67.41.15.40.8
  Small metro7.21.115.42.95.31.46.72.06.11.8
Nonmetropolitan8.40.79.21.611.52.19.41.65.61.0
  Micropolitan8.90.98.22.012.72.69.31.86.71.4
  Noncore7.41.111.22.7DSUDSU9.52.8DSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish7.20.312.01.09.20.98.00.65.40.4
Other13.81.212.72.316.62.812.41.713.42.3
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good6.90.39.71.09.91.07.40.65.50.4
Fair/poor12.60.917.31.911.61.713.41.79.11.5
Activity limitationscBasic activities9.20.813.02.19.11.410.01.46.31.3
Complex activities12.31.116.72.412.32.011.81.88.42.1
Neither basic nor complex activities7.40.311.21.110.41.08.00.65.70.4
U.S. bornYes7.20.311.91.09.30.97.80.65.30.4
No11.80.913.22.214.92.311.81.79.71.3

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: 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.

 

Page last reviewed February 2011
Internet Citation: Table 14_1_5-2c: 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_5-2c.html