T14_1_11_2d

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_11.2d
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 education,b United States, 2008
  TotalLess than high schoolHigh school graduateAt least some college
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 13.40.417.71.115.10.811.50.5
Age18-4415.90.618.81.619.71.213.50.8
45-6413.40.622.31.914.71.211.00.7
65 and over8.40.811.51.48.51.36.81.0
GenderMale13.40.618.81.616.61.210.30.7
Female�13.50.516.81.314.10.912.30.7
RaceWhite, single race12.70.517.11.214.40.910.80.5
Black, single race16.41.019.02.117.31.514.51.4
Asian, single race14.71.8DSUDSU15.14.014.42.1
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple races21.23.6DSUDSUDSUDSU15.23.8
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races13.10.518.01.315.10.811.10.5
  Non-Hispanic, White12.30.517.21.614.21.010.40.6
  Non-Hispanic, Black16.31.018.92.217.41.614.41.4
Hispanic, all races16.20.916.61.415.41.616.51.6
Family incomecNegative/poor20.41.322.51.820.42.117.82.1
Near poor/low17.91.019.61.917.11.617.51.6
Middle14.00.815.61.715.51.512.60.9
High10.00.611.22.211.91.39.20.7
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed13.90.517.21.816.51.112.20.6
Not employed�17.81.024.11.719.31.812.81.2
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private12.10.515.31.713.81.011.10.6
Public only24.61.427.02.224.52.621.72.4
Uninsured23.61.521.82.528.52.520.72.1
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only8.91.113.62.57.61.97.31.6
Medicare and private6.91.07.62.18.31.95.81.1
Medicare and other public14.53.613.32.9DSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationdMetropolitan�13.30.517.71.214.50.911.70.6
  Large central metro14.80.818.51.816.51.713.10.9
  Large fringe metro12.10.717.32.312.11.411.20.9
  Medium metro12.81.216.52.615.12.010.81.2
  Small metro13.11.518.13.214.22.010.42.0
Nonmetropolitan14.21.117.82.517.51.710.11.2
  Micropolitan14.41.219.23.118.61.88.91.3
  Noncore14.02.015.52.814.83.412.52.8
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish13.10.518.51.314.90.811.00.5
Other17.21.414.81.517.93.019.22.5
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good11.60.413.81.213.40.910.20.5
Fair/poor23.51.126.71.723.21.821.41.8
Activity limitationsdBasic activities18.01.121.02.019.61.914.91.5
Complex activities23.51.428.72.625.82.418.02.2
Neither basic nor complex activities12.30.416.01.213.60.810.90.6
U.S. bornYes13.00.519.01.315.10.910.50.5
No16.31.013.41.414.91.718.41.6

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

b. 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.

c. 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.

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_2d: 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_2d.html