T14_1_6_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_6.2c
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 family income,b United States, 2008
  TotalNegative/poor�Near poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 3.70.36.60.94.70.82.40.52.60.6
Age0-53.80.56.51.44.61.1DSUDSUDSUDSU
6-173.60.46.71.14.81.02.60.6DSUDSU
GenderMale3.50.46.21.04.10.82.60.6DSUDSU
Female3.90.47.11.15.31.12.30.7DSUDSU
RaceWhite, single race3.50.45.81.04.90.92.50.52.70.7
Black, single race4.30.77.61.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Asian, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple racesDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races3.20.37.31.33.00.92.10.52.60.7
  Non-Hispanic, White2.90.46.91.9DSUDSU2.10.62.70.8
  Non-Hispanic, Black4.00.77.31.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Hispanic, all races5.60.75.40.88.51.64.11.1DSUDSU
Health insuranceAny private2.30.38.32.5DSUDSU2.00.52.20.6
Public only6.30.76.30.97.11.4DSUDSUDSUDSU
Uninsured5.81.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan3.90.36.91.05.20.92.60.52.70.7
  Large central metro5.10.77.21.47.01.3DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metro2.30.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro3.90.75.51.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro5.01.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan2.50.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  MicropolitanDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  NoncoreDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish3.30.37.71.23.40.82.20.52.60.6
Other5.50.84.31.29.01.94.31.2DSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good3.60.36.30.94.80.82.50.52.50.6
Fair/poorDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
CSHCNdYes4.30.79.31.64.51.1DSUDSUDSUDSU
No3.50.45.91.04.80.92.40.52.50.6
U.S. bornYes3.60.36.50.94.50.82.50.52.60.6
No5.91.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

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.

 

Current as of March 2012
Internet Citation: T14_1_6_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_6_2c.html