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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 17_1_1.1
People who had an office-based or outpatient department visit in the calendar year,a United States, 2002-2008
  2008200720062005200420032002
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 73.00.472.50.473.00.573.00.472.70.473.90.474.00.4
Age0-1772.20.872.80.772.70.872.70.773.10.774.00.773.40.7
18-4463.80.662.70.763.40.763.20.762.60.764.70.665.20.5
45-6479.80.678.50.679.40.679.80.678.80.680.10.580.20.5
65 and over91.60.691.60.692.20.592.10.592.50.591.80.691.30.5
GenderMale66.70.566.50.566.50.666.50.666.70.567.00.567.50.4
Female79.20.478.40.579.50.579.30.578.60.580.70.480.30.4
RaceWhite, single race74.80.573.80.574.60.574.70.574.20.575.60.475.60.4
Black, single race65.10.966.30.966.50.965.81.064.81.066.71.066.31.1
Asian, single race65.21.766.41.864.12.664.02.068.61.664.81.965.51.7
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSU74.25.267.46.758.95.762.25.068.95.076.86.1
AI/AN, single race72.33.365.83.772.43.671.73.065.32.872.13.565.84.0
Multiple races70.52.573.32.372.02.774.82.478.11.977.22.381.72.2
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races75.10.474.60.475.20.575.10.574.90.575.90.475.90.4
  Non-Hispanic, White77.90.577.00.577.90.578.00.577.50.578.50.478.50.4
  Non-Hispanic, Black65.10.966.20.866.60.965.71.064.61.066.71.066.11.1
Hispanic, all races61.91.061.60.961.80.961.50.960.30.962.40.962.20.9
Family incomebNegative/poor65.70.967.61.068.11.067.10.867.40.868.50.869.20.9
Near poor/low67.00.864.70.865.10.867.60.966.60.966.70.968.80.8
Middle72.10.771.70.772.40.771.90.871.60.773.30.673.20.6
High79.60.678.70.679.10.678.80.678.80.679.90.679.10.5
EducationcLess than high school63.80.962.70.964.30.864.20.864.40.866.20.867.50.7
High school graduate69.20.768.50.769.60.770.20.770.30.771.70.671.90.6
At least some college79.20.578.20.678.60.578.70.577.40.678.70.679.00.4
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed69.20.567.70.668.40.668.20.667.90.669.20.569.80.5
Not employed70.61.070.90.971.80.972.60.970.50.974.10.873.70.8
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private75.70.575.10.575.40.574.90.574.70.576.20.475.70.4
Public only75.80.874.30.974.40.974.90.875.50.976.80.977.30.9
Uninsured43.71.245.81.345.11.346.71.244.41.145.01.147.31.1
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only90.21.088.31.190.30.990.01.189.51.388.21.189.81.0
Medicare and private93.50.894.40.794.40.694.70.694.80.694.00.792.80.7
Medicare and other public89.61.691.51.389.81.388.71.690.41.392.11.390.01.5
Residence locationdMetropolitan73.10.472.50.572.70.572.80.572.70.573.60.473.60.4
  Large central metro68.90.768.40.769.10.868.80.668.60.769.60.770.30.6
  Large fringe metro76.50.876.70.874.90.775.70.875.80.875.30.875.70.8
  Medium metro74.30.973.20.974.30.875.21.074.70.976.50.774.70.7
  Small metro74.71.173.11.576.01.473.51.274.01.276.40.976.61.1
Nonmetropolitan72.30.972.31.174.31.273.71.172.51.375.60.975.90.8
  Micropolitan73.21.172.81.474.31.573.71.572.31.775.31.376.41.1
  Noncore70.81.571.51.874.31.873.52.172.92.176.11.574.71.5
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish75.40.474.90.475.60.475.50.575.10.576.30.476.20.4
Other59.31.158.31.157.31.157.81.158.00.959.21.059.91.0
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good72.00.471.50.472.20.571.90.571.70.573.10.472.90.4
Fair/poor84.61.084.91.183.71.086.90.884.31.184.11.085.90.9
Activity limitations,d age 18 and overBasic activities90.31.088.11.387.21.290.60.890.20.989.41.090.60.9
Complex activities92.30.891.11.190.01.390.61.190.81.090.30.992.50.8
Neither basic nor complex activities71.90.571.00.571.90.571.60.571.10.572.50.472.80.4
U.S. bornYes75.10.474.50.4DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC76.10.476.20.4
No59.61.459.11.4DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC60.51.161.21.2

a. Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population using five age groups: 0-17, 18-44, 45-64, 65-74, and 75 and over.

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.

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.

 

Page last reviewed March 2012
Internet Citation: T17_1_1_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/nhqrdr11/17_utilization/T17_1_1_1.html