T14_1_5_2a

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_5.2a
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 by race, United States, 2008
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 8.50.37.90.311.60.811.31.5DSUDSUDSUDSU11.62.9
Age18-449.50.58.80.612.81.212.62.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
45-647.70.47.20.510.01.210.52.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
65 and over7.80.77.40.711.62.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale8.70.48.10.512.61.49.42.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Female8.30.47.70.411.10.912.61.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Family incomebNegative/poor13.90.912.41.217.51.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low11.00.810.60.912.41.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Middle8.90.68.60.711.41.69.72.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High6.10.45.70.56.81.210.02.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EducationcLess than high school12.50.911.61.016.52.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate10.30.69.60.613.11.414.33.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college������������6.40.36.00.48.41.09.91.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed8.20.37.70.410.71.011.21.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Not employed10.20.79.20.714.31.712.33.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private6.90.46.50.48.81.010.91.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Public only15.71.115.21.517.01.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Uninsured13.91.113.21.315.72.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only7.11.16.91.29.92.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private7.40.97.21.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public12.72.212.22.718.74.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationdMetropolitan8.50.47.80.411.60.911.51.5DSUDSUDSUDSU12.03.2
  Large central metro�9.60.68.70.713.31.210.82.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metro��7.00.66.40.69.71.911.63.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro9.10.88.60.89.92.215.74.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro8.01.17.91.212.32.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan�8.40.78.20.712.22.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan9.40.89.20.912.52.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore��6.31.26.11.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish�8.10.37.60.311.20.89.21.7DSUDSUDSUDSU11.23.0
Other����12.71.111.61.3DSUDSU13.62.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good7.10.36.50.39.90.910.51.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Fair/poor15.70.915.41.119.21.616.24.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitationsdBasic activities�12.90.912.31.017.01.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities��15.51.214.61.318.82.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities7.50.36.90.410.60.911.21.6DSUDSUDSUDSU6.51.9
U.S. bornYes8.20.37.70.411.40.89.32.4DSUDSUDSUDSU11.33.2
No10.60.89.80.913.72.511.91.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

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.

 

Page last reviewed March 2012
Internet Citation: T14_1_5_2a: 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_2a.html