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_1.2b
People who had an office-based or outpatient department visita in the calendar year,b by ethnicity, United States, 2008
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 73.00.475.10.477.90.565.10.961.91.0
65 and over91.60.692.00.693.10.685.51.885.82.4
Family incomecNegative/poor65.70.968.
Near poor/low67.00.870.
Education,d age 18 and overLess than high school63.80.968.
High school graduate69.20.770.90.873.80.961.61.357.41.6
At least some college79.20.580.30.582.40.671.71.469.61.9
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed69.20.572.20.574.90.661.
Not employed70.
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private75.70.576.60.579.00.666.31.367.91.2
Public only75.80.877.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only90.
Medicare and private93.50.893.80.894.10.990.22.584.25.2
Medicare and other public89.61.689.81.891.62.784.23.889.13.8
Residence locationeMetropolitan73.10.475.60.578.80.665.70.961.91.0
  Large central metro68.90.772.
  Large fringe metro76.50.878.00.980.70.967.
  Medium metro74.30.976.
  Small metro74.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish75.40.476.00.578.40.565.30.967.91.4
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good72.00.474.20.577.10.663.40.960.01.1
Activity limitations,e age 18 and overBasic activities90.
Complex activities92.30.892.70.994.10.987.22.488.02.9
Neither basic nor complex activities71.90.574.40.577.10.663.
U.S. bornYes75.10.476.00.578.40.565.20.865.51.2

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,A50 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: 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_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/nhqrdr11/17_utilization/T17_1_1_2b.html