T14_1_11_2b

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
  TotalNon-Hispanic  
  All racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 13.40.413.10.512.30.516.21.016.20.9
Age18-4415.80.615.50.714.70.818.91.517.81.4
45-6413.50.613.20.712.40.815.01.216.51.6
65 and over8.40.88.40.88.10.99.81.68.32.3
GenderMale�13.50.613.20.612.30.716.71.616.11.6
Female��13.40.513.10.512.30.615.91.116.31.2
Family incomebNegative/poor20.21.321.21.419.51.823.52.015.52.0
Near poor/low17.91.017.41.116.81.316.91.720.21.9
Middle14.00.813.60.813.31.015.22.017.31.8
High10.00.69.90.69.40.711.41.811.01.6
EducationcLess than high school17.71.118.01.317.21.618.92.216.61.4
High school graduate15.10.815.10.814.21.017.41.615.41.6
At least some college11.50.511.10.510.40.614.41.416.51.6
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed13.90.513.60.612.90.716.21.216.61.1
Not employed17.71.017.51.116.21.320.62.019.62.0
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private12.20.512.00.611.50.613.91.214.41.2
Public only24.31.425.01.625.62.221.82.120.82.1
Uninsured23.51.524.01.821.72.126.33.122.02.4
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only8.81.18.61.18.61.28.52.3DSUDSU
Medicare and private6.91.07.11.06.81.111.02.9DSUDSU
Medicare and other public��14.23.515.74.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationdMetropolitan13.30.512.90.512.00.616.31.016.41.0
  Large central metro�14.80.814.71.013.01.318.61.415.01.2
  Large fringe metro��12.10.711.80.711.10.813.22.016.82.5
  Medium metro12.81.212.21.211.41.317.52.719.42.2
  Small metro13.11.512.91.613.21.911.02.6DSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan14.21.014.21.113.81.115.01.913.02.4
  Micropolitan14.31.214.31.214.01.314.22.8DSUDSU
  Noncore13.92.014.02.113.32.1DSUDSU11.32.2
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish13.10.513.00.512.30.516.01.015.41.4
Other17.21.417.52.8DSUDSUDSUDSU17.01.3
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good11.60.411.30.510.60.514.21.014.41.0
Fair/poor23.31.123.41.222.41.425.12.022.82.2
Activity limitationsdBasic activities�17.91.117.81.117.01.317.71.819.13.2
Complex activities��23.41.423.31.523.51.719.22.324.44.1
Neither basic nor complex activities12.30.411.90.511.00.516.01.115.71.0
U.S. bornYes13.00.512.80.512.20.516.01.016.41.4
No16.21.016.41.515.63.118.23.316.11.2

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 March 2012
Internet Citation: T14_1_11_2b: 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_2b.html