T14_1_5_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_5.2c
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 family income,b United States, 2008
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 8.50.313.90.911.00.88.90.66.10.4
Age18-449.50.514.21.111.61.19.10.97.60.8
45-647.70.414.41.713.01.79.01.05.00.5
65 and over7.80.712.22.38.61.48.21.35.91.0
GenderMale�8.70.414.31.513.41.49.60.96.00.6
Female8.30.413.71.29.61.08.40.76.20.6
RaceWhite, single race7.90.312.41.210.60.98.60.75.70.5
Black, single race11.60.817.51.812.41.411.41.66.81.2
Asian, single race11.31.5DSUDSUDSUDSU9.72.110.02.2
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple races11.62.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races8.20.314.01.010.20.98.60.66.20.5
  Non-Hispanic, White7.50.412.21.49.51.18.40.75.80.5
  Non-Hispanic, Black11.30.817.51.912.11.410.81.66.81.2
Hispanic, all races11.10.813.41.715.01.811.41.75.01.1
EducationcLess than high school12.50.917.11.613.81.712.01.74.51.3
High school graduate10.30.615.81.911.51.310.41.17.81.1
At least some college6.40.38.71.68.31.37.10.75.50.5
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed8.20.313.01.512.51.19.00.76.30.5
Not employed10.20.715.21.411.51.79.41.45.21.3
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private6.90.410.61.99.21.27.90.75.80.5
Public only15.71.114.71.515.12.218.13.4DSUDSU
Uninsured13.91.117.32.016.52.012.12.19.32.4
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only7.11.1DSUDSU7.81.96.71.8DSUDSU
Medicare and private7.40.9DSUDSU8.42.39.51.95.11.3
Medicare and other public12.72.217.84.011.63.2DSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationdMetropolitan8.50.414.01.112.00.99.00.76.00.5
  Large central metro9.60.616.11.816.22.09.41.15.70.8
  Large fringe metro7.00.611.52.17.51.47.91.26.00.8
  Medium metro9.10.812.91.811.51.611.01.66.01.0
  Small metro8.01.114.83.410.61.86.61.76.41.5
Nonmetropolitan8.40.713.22.27.01.18.61.37.31.5
  Micropolitan9.40.813.83.09.01.89.51.48.01.8
  Noncore6.31.211.92.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish8.10.313.61.010.70.98.50.65.90.4
Other12.71.115.22.312.71.713.02.010.12.3
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good7.10.310.10.99.10.97.90.65.60.4
Fair/poor15.70.921.02.016.62.014.81.611.41.9
Activity limitationsdBasic activities12.90.918.42.115.41.913.01.77.71.4
Complex activities15.51.220.82.517.62.914.32.39.72.3
Neither basic nor complex activities7.50.311.40.99.70.88.10.65.80.5
U.S. bornYes8.20.313.51.010.70.98.40.66.10.5
No10.60.815.72.212.61.612.21.56.31.2

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_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_5_2c.html