T14_1_11_2c

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_11.2c
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 family income,b United States, 2008
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 13.40.420.21.317.91.014.00.810.00.6
Age18-4415.80.622.41.720.31.316.41.211.71.0
45-6413.50.621.92.122.12.114.61.19.90.9
65 and over8.40.811.62.111.21.77.21.26.71.1
GenderMale�13.50.619.42.319.61.514.81.210.00.8
Female13.40.520.61.416.81.213.40.910.00.7
RaceWhite, single race12.70.518.41.517.51.213.80.99.50.7
Black, single race16.30.923.42.016.91.715.31.911.51.8
Asian, single race14.61.8DSUDSUDSUDSU11.62.613.12.4
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple races21.03.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races13.10.521.21.417.41.113.60.89.90.6
  Non-Hispanic, White12.30.519.51.816.81.313.31.09.40.7
  Non-Hispanic, Black16.21.023.52.016.91.715.22.011.41.8
Hispanic, all races16.20.915.52.020.21.917.31.811.01.6
EducationcLess than high school17.71.122.51.819.61.915.61.711.22.2
High school graduate15.10.820.42.117.11.615.51.511.91.3
At least some college11.50.517.82.117.51.612.60.99.20.7
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed13.90.521.32.120.71.415.41.010.60.7
Not employed17.71.022.91.821.72.016.81.610.91.9
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private12.20.517.22.516.51.513.80.910.20.7
Public only24.31.422.22.024.32.429.63.6DSUDSU
Uninsured23.51.527.83.028.82.619.92.617.42.9
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only8.81.19.92.810.72.27.41.78.02.3
Medicare and private6.91.0DSUDSU9.12.36.01.56.01.4
Medicare and other public14.23.512.63.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationdMetropolitan13.30.519.81.418.91.213.60.99.90.6
  Large central metro14.80.820.92.321.01.914.61.511.01.2
  Large fringe metro12.10.718.72.718.73.011.31.210.11.0
  Medium metro12.81.218.22.217.51.815.91.97.81.3
  Small metro13.11.521.73.817.03.611.72.210.82.1
Nonmetropolitan14.21.021.82.613.31.815.61.810.52.0
  Micropolitan14.31.220.43.414.42.215.61.810.82.5
  Noncore13.92.024.93.311.42.715.73.7DSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish13.10.520.91.417.81.113.80.89.70.6
Other17.21.416.82.518.52.416.32.717.02.9
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good11.60.414.71.315.71.212.40.89.30.6
Fair/poor23.31.130.82.124.31.923.22.116.62.0
Activity limitationsdBasic activities17.91.124.62.119.72.217.31.813.22.0
Complex activities23.41.431.72.624.82.924.13.013.62.4
Neither basic nor complex activities12.30.416.91.417.31.113.30.89.50.6
U.S. bornYes13.00.520.71.417.91.113.30.89.70.6
No16.21.017.92.518.02.018.62.412.61.7

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_2c: 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_2c.html