T17_1_1_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 17_1_1.2a
People who had an office-based or outpatient department visita in the calendar year,b by race, United States, 2008
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 73.00.474.80.565.10.965.21.7DSUDSU72.33.370.52.5
Age0-1772.20.874.10.963.91.665.63.4DSUDSU68.76.272.92.9
18-4463.80.665.80.854.71.456.82.4DSUDSU64.75.861.34.3
45-6479.80.681.40.773.21.366.72.7DSUDSUDSUDSU77.14.2
65 and over91.60.692.50.685.81.887.52.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale66.70.568.70.656.11.159.72.2DSUDSU61.84.865.03.7
Female79.20.480.80.573.01.070.12.0DSUDSU84.82.876.22.8
Family incomecNegative/poor65.70.966.91.163.71.554.14.7DSUDSU54.17.168.14.8
Near poor/low67.00.868.31.162.71.753.44.2DSUDSUDSUDSU68.34.6
Middle72.10.774.20.863.41.657.62.9DSUDSUDSUDSU72.13.6
High79.60.680.70.772.22.075.21.8DSUDSUDSUDSU71.45.0
Education,d age 18 and overLess than high school63.80.964.41.161.81.753.44.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate69.20.771.20.861.71.354.33.5DSUDSUDSUDSU65.24.8
At least some college79.20.580.90.671.61.470.62.0DSUDSUDSUDSU74.94.5
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed69.20.570.90.661.21.161.72.0DSUDSU68.64.764.84.0
Not employed70.61.073.31.162.01.855.94.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private75.70.577.60.566.11.366.71.8DSUDSU77.84.770.33.2
Public only75.80.877.70.971.41.663.85.7DSUDSU77.34.778.84.3
Uninsured43.71.245.11.434.91.935.04.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only90.21.091.61.184.12.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private93.50.893.70.990.32.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public89.61.690.72.384.63.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationeMetropolitan73.10.475.00.565.70.965.61.7DSUDSU68.43.871.62.6
  Large central metro68.90.770.30.965.61.565.42.1DSUDSU61.25.668.04.5
  Large fringe metro76.50.878.50.967.82.067.53.5DSUDSUDSUDSU73.55.0
  Medium metro74.30.976.41.164.32.161.84.2DSUDSUDSUDSU71.85.0
  Small metro74.71.176.21.362.22.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan72.30.973.71.159.82.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan73.21.174.71.461.32.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore70.81.571.91.655.54.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish75.40.477.50.565.40.970.92.1DSUDSU78.53.870.22.7
Other59.31.159.11.361.24.760.52.4DSUDSU51.45.0DSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good72.00.473.90.563.40.964.61.7DSUDSU68.73.367.32.8
Fair/poor84.61.084.81.181.72.181.75.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitations,e age 18 and overBasic activities90.31.091.01.284.42.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities92.30.893.40.987.12.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities71.90.573.60.663.61.064.81.7DSUDSU72.34.464.93.8
U.S. bornYes75.10.477.00.565.20.868.22.4DSUDSU76.54.070.52.7
No59.61.457.81.766.43.562.32.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

a. Includes physician and nonphysician office-based visits; physician and nonphysician outpatient department visits; and inpatient visits where the admission date was the same as the discharge date ("zero-night" stays).

b. 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.

c. 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.

d. 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.

e. For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix B: Detailed Methods.

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: T17_1_1_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/nhqrdr11/17_utilization/T17_1_1_2a.html