T14_1_5_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_5.2b
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 ethnicity, United States, 2008
  TotalNon-Hispanic  
  All racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 8.50.38.20.37.50.411.30.811.10.8
Age18-449.50.59.20.58.30.612.71.211.61.0
45-647.70.47.30.56.80.59.41.112.31.5
65 and over7.80.77.90.77.50.711.62.06.61.9
GenderMale8.70.48.30.47.60.512.11.412.71.4
Female�8.30.48.10.47.40.510.90.910.10.9
Family incomebNegative/poor13.90.914.01.012.21.417.51.913.41.7
Near poor/low11.00.810.20.99.51.112.11.415.01.8
Middle8.90.68.60.68.40.710.81.611.41.7
High6.10.46.20.55.80.56.81.25.01.1
EducationcLess than high school12.50.912.01.010.91.215.62.014.01.4
High school graduate10.30.610.20.69.50.713.01.411.31.5
At least some college���6.40.36.30.45.80.48.31.08.31.2
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed8.20.37.80.47.20.410.61.011.71.0
Not employed10.20.79.90.88.90.913.31.612.21.4
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private�6.90.46.70.46.20.48.71.09.21.0
Public only15.71.116.01.315.91.916.11.714.31.9
Uninsured13.91.113.11.312.01.715.52.416.21.7
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only7.11.17.21.27.01.310.12.7DSUDSU
Medicare and private7.40.97.51.07.31.0DSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public12.72.213.02.612.73.6DSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationdMetropolitan8.50.48.10.47.40.411.30.911.30.9
  Large central metro9.60.69.20.77.90.812.51.111.61.2
  Large fringe metro�7.00.66.80.66.10.69.71.910.72.0
  Medium metro9.10.88.90.88.30.910.12.211.21.6
  Small metro8.01.17.81.17.61.212.42.4DSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan8.40.78.40.78.20.812.32.48.21.6
  Micropolitan9.40.89.40.89.10.912.62.9DSUDSU
  Noncore6.31.26.31.36.11.3DSUDSU6.01.3
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish8.10.38.00.37.50.411.10.89.51.1
Other�12.71.112.72.1DSUDSUDSUDSU12.61.2
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good�7.10.36.80.36.10.49.70.910.10.9
Fair/poor15.70.915.81.015.61.218.61.614.61.7
Activity limitationsdBasic activities12.90.913.00.912.71.115.31.810.92.3
Complex activities�15.51.215.61.215.01.416.72.413.63.1
Neither basic nor complex activities7.50.37.00.36.30.410.60.911.30.9
U.S. bornYes8.20.38.10.37.50.411.30.810.01.2
No�10.60.89.61.17.01.511.82.412.01.1

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_5_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_5_2b.html