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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_11.2a
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 by race, United States, 2008
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 13.40.412.70.516.30.914.61.8DSUDSUDSUDSU21.03.6
Age18-4415.80.615.10.719.11.513.22.2DSUDSUDSUDSU21.44.1
45-6413.50.612.80.715.01.217.93.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
65 and over8.40.88.10.99.71.611.53.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale13.50.612.70.716.91.514.32.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Female13.40.512.80.615.91.014.82.2DSUDSUDSUDSU17.44.1
Family incomebNegative/poor20.21.318.41.523.42.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low17.91.017.51.216.91.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Middle14.00.813.80.915.31.911.62.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High10.00.69.50.711.51.813.12.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EducationcLess than high school17.71.117.11.219.02.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate>15.10.814.40.917.31.515.14.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college11.50.510.80.514.51.414.42.1DSUDSUDSUDSU15.23.8
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed13.90.513.30.616.11.214.01.9DSUDSUDSUDSU17.74.2
Not employed>17.71.016.71.121.32.020.34.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private12.20.511.80.613.81.212.92.0DSUDSUDSUDSU15.24.2
Public only24.31.424.31.922.32.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Uninsured23.51.521.71.726.03.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only8.81.18.91.28.32.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private6.91.06.61.110.82.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public14.23.5DSUDSU9.82.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationdMetropolitan13.30.512.50.616.41.014.71.8DSUDSUDSUDSU21.73.9
  Large central metro14.80.813.41.118.61.416.92.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metro12.10.711.60.713.32.017.43.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro12.81.212.21.217.62.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro13.11.513.41.811.42.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan14.21.013.81.115.11.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan14.31.214.11.314.12.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore13.92.013.12.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish13.10.512.40.516.01.011.92.6DSUDSUDSUDSU22.03.9
Other17.21.416.61.7DSUDSU17.52.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good11.60.410.90.514.31.012.91.8DSUDSUDSUDSU18.13.8
Fair/poor23.31.122.51.225.02.026.05.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitationsdBasic activities17.91.117.01.218.81.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities23.41.423.51.620.72.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities12.30.411.60.515.81.114.11.9DSUDSUDSUDSU15.33.2
U.S. bornYes13.00.512.40.516.01.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU22.94.0
No16.21.015.81.518.73.117.22.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

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.

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_2a: 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_2a.html