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2011 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_11.1
Rating of health care 0-6 on a scale from 0 to 10 (best grade) by adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months,a United States, 2002-2008
  2008200720062005200420032002
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 13.40.413.30.413.90.413.20.413.80.414.40.414.40.4
Age18-4415.80.615.20.715.50.615.50.716.90.616.60.616.30.5
45-6413.50.613.40.714.10.712.70.612.50.513.70.614.10.6
65 and over8.40.89.20.810.10.79.10.79.20.710.20.710.30.7
GenderMale13.50.614.00.614.00.613.70.614.10.614.60.614.60.6
Female13.40.512.80.513.80.512.90.513.60.414.20.414.20.4
RaceWhite, single race12.70.512.70.512.90.412.30.412.80.413.40.413.80.4
Black, single race16.30.916.21.117.41.018.61.018.61.018.21.116.21.1
Asian, single race14.61.816.01.918.42.617.82.820.42.321.02.419.42.2
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSU25.16.0DSUDSUDSUDSU21.04.623.93.9
Multiple races21.03.619.93.324.23.815.73.418.53.221.43.820.13.1
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races13.10.513.10.513.60.512.90.413.60.413.80.414.00.4
  Non-Hispanic, White12.30.512.30.512.60.511.80.512.40.412.80.413.20.4
  Non-Hispanic, Black16.21.016.01.117.31.018.71.118.41.018.11.216.11.1
Hispanic, all races16.20.915.71.216.71.117.01.116.20.919.51.118.90.9
Family incomebNegative/poor20.21.320.11.321.51.323.81.424.01.222.51.221.31.1
Near poor/low17.91.015.80.918.61.016.20.917.30.919.51.117.10.9
Middle14.00.814.70.814.90.814.20.814.10.715.20.714.50.6
High10.00.610.40.610.30.69.40.510.20.610.30.512.00.5
EducationcLess than high school17.71.118.01.019.10.918.11.019.60.920.30.918.10.8
High school graduate15.10.814.60.815.30.714.70.614.30.714.80.715.10.6
At least some college11.50.511.10.511.60.510.80.511.70.512.00.512.50.5
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed13.90.513.60.614.10.513.10.613.80.514.40.514.80.4
Not employed17.71.017.60.917.70.918.30.919.30.919.21.017.80.8
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private12.20.512.10.512.40.612.00.512.20.512.90.413.50.4
Public only24.31.422.01.424.81.424.01.424.71.325.51.422.21.3
Uninsured23.51.524.41.725.11.623.21.528.91.826.01.525.71.5
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only8.81.110.31.312.21.610.31.410.71.312.81.412.61.3
Medicare and private6.91.07.20.98.00.87.40.88.10.98.30.88.50.8
Medicare and other public14.23.514.92.514.52.415.52.410.81.714.22.015.11.8
Residence locationdMetropolitan13.30.513.20.513.70.513.10.513.60.414.20.414.70.4
  Large central metro14.80.814.20.715.00.814.80.916.00.717.50.817.50.8
  Large fringe metro12.10.713.00.811.70.812.00.713.00.813.10.813.50.7
  Medium metro12.81.212.11.214.01.012.81.011.30.912.80.812.90.7
  Small metro13.11.513.21.214.21.211.61.113.31.410.51.013.01.3
Nonmetropolitan14.21.014.21.115.10.813.90.914.60.915.00.813.00.7
  Micropolitan14.31.215.01.414.41.014.21.013.81.214.20.912.40.8
  Noncore13.92.012.61.616.41.613.31.616.11.316.71.614.51.3
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish13.10.513.30.513.50.512.90.413.40.413.70.414.00.4
Other17.21.414.11.219.01.417.91.518.91.422.91.518.71.2
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good11.60.411.50.412.00.511.20.411.90.412.70.412.70.4
Fair/poor23.31.123.61.124.71.024.51.023.81.023.81.023.90.9
Activity limitationsdBasic activities17.91.116.40.918.70.919.41.018.40.919.31.017.00.9
Complex activities23.41.421.11.321.71.424.21.422.51.223.11.320.71.0
Neither basic nor complex activities12.30.412.60.512.70.511.60.512.60.413.20.413.70.4
U.S. bornYes13.00.513.30.5DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC13.50.414.00.4
No16.21.013.61.0DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC20.21.117.31.0

a. Denominator includes adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months, excluding missing data.

b. 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.

c. 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.

d. For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix B: Detailed Methods.

DNC - Data not collected.

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 2012
Internet Citation: T14_1_11_1: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr11/14_patientcenteredness/T14_1_11_1.html