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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_5.1
Adults who had a doctor�s office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never explained things clearly,a United States, 2002-2008
  2008200720062005200420032002
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 8.50.37.80.38.20.38.30.38.40.38.10.39.00.3
Age18-449.50.58.30.59.10.59.60.510.00.49.40.510.20.4
45-647.70.47.90.57.60.47.40.47.50.47.60.58.20.4
65 and over7.80.76.40.67.40.67.20.66.60.66.10.57.40.5
GenderMale8.70.48.10.58.10.58.20.58.80.58.10.49.10.4
Female8.30.47.50.48.30.48.40.48.10.38.10.48.90.3
RaceWhite, single race7.90.37.30.47.80.47.60.37.70.37.40.38.50.3
Black, single race11.60.89.70.89.70.611.60.711.10.911.21.110.60.8
Asian, single race11.31.511.41.511.51.713.22.013.71.712.91.612.51.7
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSU14.03.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU19.03.2
Multiple races11.62.912.52.610.33.1DSUDSU12.92.615.02.811.42.3
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races8.20.37.20.37.70.47.90.38.00.37.70.38.40.3
  Non-Hispanic, White7.50.46.60.47.20.47.10.37.30.36.80.37.70.3
  Non-Hispanic, Black11.30.89.60.89.60.611.40.710.81.010.91.110.70.8
Hispanic, all races11.10.813.10.913.10.912.20.912.10.812.71.014.91.0
Family incomebNegative/poor13.90.912.20.913.21.014.11.114.71.014.51.014.21.0
Near poor/low11.00.810.30.912.00.810.90.810.40.711.10.710.70.7
Middle8.90.68.30.69.60.69.00.68.50.58.20.59.50.5
High6.10.45.80.45.10.45.80.46.30.45.70.46.90.4
EducationcLess than high school12.50.912.30.712.50.913.50.813.50.712.80.713.10.7
High school graduate10.30.68.70.69.50.68.80.59.20.58.80.59.90.4
At least some college6.40.36.00.46.30.46.30.46.40.36.10.36.80.4
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed8.20.37.40.48.00.47.70.48.10.37.80.48.80.3
Not employed10.20.710.80.810.20.812.00.811.60.711.90.811.60.7
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private6.90.46.40.46.80.47.30.47.10.37.20.47.90.3
Public only15.71.114.41.115.81.314.41.216.51.014.71.114.91.1
Uninsured13.91.115.71.314.91.313.61.116.51.315.01.316.71.2
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only7.11.16.40.97.41.26.81.28.61.27.21.08.51.0
Medicare and private7.40.95.30.86.30.76.10.75.30.75.00.76.70.7
Medicare and other public12.72.211.41.813.41.713.72.38.81.59.51.48.71.6
Residence locationdMetropolitan8.50.47.70.38.30.48.40.38.40.38.20.39.10.3
  Large central metro9.60.69.20.69.90.610.10.79.60.59.40.510.80.6
  Large fringe metro7.00.66.20.67.80.77.10.57.60.57.60.68.30.5
  Medium metro9.10.87.40.77.10.77.20.66.90.67.90.88.00.6
  Small metro8.01.17.21.17.40.89.30.910.01.07.20.98.30.8
Nonmetropolitan8.40.78.40.77.90.78.10.58.60.67.60.68.40.5
  Micropolitan9.40.88.90.98.10.68.30.79.00.87.80.77.40.6
  Noncore6.31.27.41.17.51.37.81.07.91.07.10.910.41.1
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish8.10.37.20.37.80.38.00.38.00.37.50.38.40.3
Other12.71.113.81.214.21.213.01.013.01.015.61.215.21.1
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good7.10.36.90.37.10.37.30.37.50.37.10.37.90.3
Fair/poor15.70.912.60.914.30.914.00.813.30.713.60.815.00.8
Activity limitationsdBasic activities12.90.99.20.811.70.911.40.811.20.811.00.712.30.7
Complex activities15.51.212.31.113.51.213.71.013.61.012.20.914.20.9
Neither basic nor complex activities7.50.37.40.37.40.37.50.37.70.37.50.38.20.3
U.S. bornYes8.20.37.20.3DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC7.40.38.40.3
No10.60.811.80.9DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC13.00.913.30.9

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.

DNC - Data not collected.

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_5_1: 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_5_1.html