T14_1_6_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_6.2a
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 by race, United States, 2008
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 3.70.33.50.44.30.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Age0-53.80.53.80.53.50.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
6-173.60.43.30.54.70.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale3.50.43.20.54.10.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Female3.90.43.80.54.40.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Family incomebNegative/poor6.60.95.81.07.61.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low4.70.84.90.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Middle2.40.52.50.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High2.60.62.70.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insuranceAny private2.30.32.30.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Public only6.30.76.00.96.21.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Uninsured5.81.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan3.90.33.80.44.40.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large central metro5.10.75.00.96.51.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metro2.30.52.10.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro3.90.73.70.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro5.01.45.51.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan2.50.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  MicropolitanDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  NoncoreDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish3.30.33.10.44.10.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Other5.50.85.51.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good3.60.33.40.44.20.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Fair/poorDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
CSHCNdYes4.30.74.00.86.01.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
No3.50.43.40.43.70.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
U.S. bornYes3.60.33.40.44.00.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
No5.91.45.61.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

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.

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_6_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_6_2a.html