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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_6.1
Children 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 3.70.33.50.34.00.44.30.34.50.35.20.45.40.3
Age0-53.80.53.50.54.20.64.30.55.20.65.10.65.40.5
6-173.60.43.40.43.90.44.30.44.10.45.20.55.40.4
GenderMale3.50.43.30.44.10.44.50.44.70.45.00.55.20.5
Female3.90.43.60.43.90.54.10.44.40.55.30.65.60.4
RaceWhite, single race3.50.43.20.43.90.43.90.34.30.44.60.45.10.4
Black, single race4.30.74.20.84.80.74.80.84.51.07.01.05.40.7
Asian, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple racesDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races3.20.33.10.33.60.43.50.44.00.44.80.44.80.3
  Non-Hispanic, White2.90.42.70.43.30.52.70.33.70.44.00.54.20.4
  Non-Hispanic, Black4.00.74.30.84.50.64.80.84.41.07.01.05.40.7
Hispanic, all races5.60.74.90.76.00.78.10.87.00.77.10.88.81.0
Family incomebNegative/poor6.60.95.30.97.21.07.91.07.61.08.91.09.71.1
Near poor/low4.70.84.90.75.20.86.00.76.51.07.81.18.50.9
Middle2.40.53.20.63.60.54.20.74.20.64.20.64.20.5
High2.60.61.80.5DSUDSU1.30.41.90.42.60.52.50.5
Health insuranceAny private2.30.32.70.42.60.42.60.43.00.33.80.43.90.3
Public only6.30.74.70.66.90.78.00.77.60.88.60.89.20.8
Uninsured5.81.5DSUDSUDSUDSU5.41.68.01.85.91.67.31.3
Residence locationcMetropolitan3.90.33.40.34.00.44.20.44.30.45.30.45.40.4
  Large central metro5.10.74.10.64.10.55.00.75.80.86.20.77.00.7
  Large fringe metro2.30.53.00.63.51.02.70.53.60.64.00.74.10.6
  Medium metro3.90.73.40.84.30.84.90.83.40.65.30.95.00.7
  Small metro5.01.4DSUDSU4.61.24.01.13.70.96.11.44.80.9
Nonmetropolitan2.50.73.80.84.00.75.00.95.70.94.50.85.40.8
  MicropolitanDSUDSU4.41.24.81.15.01.15.21.24.20.94.91.0
  NoncoreDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU6.41.74.91.46.61.3
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish3.30.33.00.33.70.43.80.44.10.34.70.44.90.3
Other5.50.85.81.06.20.98.01.07.51.18.41.110.21.5
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good3.60.33.20.33.80.44.10.34.40.45.00.45.20.3
Fair/poorDSUDSU11.83.514.93.010.22.310.22.512.82.810.82.1
CSHCNdYes4.30.74.10.75.30.75.20.75.30.75.80.76.50.8
No3.50.43.30.33.70.44.00.44.30.45.00.45.00.3
U.S. bornYes3.60.33.30.3DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC5.00.45.10.3
No5.91.4DSUDSUDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC9.42.312.52.7

a. Denominator includes children 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. For more information, see the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) entry in Appendix B: Detailed Methods.

d. CSHCN: Children with special health care needs. For details, refer to the MEPS documentation for the 2008� Full Year Consolidated Data File at http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/download_data_files_detail.jsp?cboPufNumber=HC-121.

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_6_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_6_1.html