T14_1_6_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_6.2b
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 ethnicity, United States, 2008
    Non-Hispanic  
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 3.70.33.20.32.90.44.00.75.60.7
Age0-53.80.53.20.53.10.73.10.85.81.0
6-173.60.43.20.42.80.54.60.95.40.7
GenderMale3.50.43.00.52.50.64.00.85.50.9
Female3.90.43.40.53.30.64.00.85.70.8
Family incomebNegative/poor6.60.97.31.36.91.97.31.75.40.8
Near poor/low4.70.83.00.9DSUDSUDSUDSU8.51.6
Middle2.40.52.10.52.10.6DSUDSU4.11.1
High2.60.62.60.72.70.8DSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insuranceAny private2.30.32.10.42.10.4DSUDSU3.60.8
Public only6.30.76.21.06.01.56.01.16.51.0
Uninsured5.81.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan3.90.33.40.43.20.54.10.75.40.6
  Large central metro5.10.74.40.8DSUDSU6.11.46.71.1
  Large fringe metro2.30.52.20.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro3.90.73.70.93.61.1DSUDSU4.80.7
  Small metro5.01.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan2.50.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  MicropolitanDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  NoncoreDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish3.30.33.20.42.90.43.90.74.60.8
Other5.50.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU6.51.0
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good3.60.33.10.42.90.43.90.65.50.7
Fair/poorDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
CSHCNdYes4.30.73.80.73.40.85.51.27.61.6
No3.50.43.00.42.80.53.50.85.30.7
U.S. bornYes3.60.33.20.42.90.43.80.75.40.7
No5.91.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU8.82.2

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: 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_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_6_2b.html