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_11.2b
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 ethnicity, United States, 2008
  All racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 13.40.413.10.512.30.516.
65 and over8.
Family incomebNegative/poor20.21.321.21.419.51.823.
Near poor/low17.
EducationcLess than high school17.
High school graduate15.10.815.10.814.
At least some college11.50.511.10.510.40.614.41.416.51.6
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed13.90.513.60.612.90.716.
Not employed17.
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private12.20.512.00.611.50.613.
Public only24.31.425.01.625.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only8.
Medicare and private6.
Medicare and other public��14.23.515.74.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationdMetropolitan13.30.512.90.512.00.616.
  Large central metro�14.80.814.
  Large fringe metro��12.10.711.80.711.10.813.
  Medium metro12.
  Small metro13.11.512.91.613.21.911.02.6DSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish13.10.513.00.512.30.516.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good11.60.411.30.510.60.514.
Activity limitationsdBasic activities�
Complex activities��23.41.423.31.523.51.719.22.324.44.1
Neither basic nor complex activities12.30.411.90.511.00.516.
U.S. bornYes13.00.512.80.512.20.516.

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: SE: standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: T14_1_11_2b: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr11/14_patientcenteredness/T14_1_11_2b.html