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
65 and over91.60.692.50.685.81.887.52.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Family incomecNegative/poor65.70.966.
Near poor/low67.00.868.
Education,d age 18 and overLess than high school63.80.964.
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.
Not employed70.
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
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only90.
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.
  Medium metro74.30.976.
  Small metro74.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish75.40.477.50.565.40.970.92.1DSUDSU78.53.870.22.7
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good72.00.473.90.563.40.964.61.7DSUDSU68.73.367.32.8
Activity limitations,e age 18 and overBasic activities90.
Complex activities92.30.893.40.987.12.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities71.90.573.60.663.
U.S. bornYes75.10.477.00.565.20.868.22.4DSUDSU76.

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.


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: T17_1_1_2a: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr11/17_utilization/T17_1_1_2a.html