T17_1_1_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 17_1_1.2c
People who had an office-based or outpatient department visita in the calendar year,b by family income,c United States, 2008
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 73.00.465.70.967.00.872.10.779.60.6
Age0-1772.20.865.31.565.51.473.41.581.11.2
18-4463.80.656.21.457.71.462.41.170.81.0
45-6479.80.671.52.071.81.577.01.184.90.8
65 and over91.60.685.82.190.41.291.21.194.20.9
GenderMale66.70.556.51.360.41.265.10.974.50.8
Female79.20.472.51.072.90.979.30.885.30.7
RaceWhite, single race74.80.566.91.168.31.174.20.880.70.7
Black, single race65.10.963.71.562.71.763.41.672.22.0
Asian, single race65.21.754.14.753.44.257.62.975.21.8
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single race72.33.354.17.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple races70.52.568.14.868.34.672.13.671.45.0
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races75.10.468.31.170.21.073.60.880.40.7
  Non-Hispanic, White77.90.571.81.573.81.376.51.081.80.8
  Non-Hispanic, Black65.10.963.51.562.31.763.41.672.72.1
Hispanic, all races61.91.057.31.657.51.563.91.670.71.9
Education,d age 18 and overLess than high school63.80.963.11.460.31.863.31.771.22.2
High school graduate69.20.762.71.766.01.368.61.374.01.3
At least some college79.20.574.62.175.51.476.90.981.60.7
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed69.20.554.01.960.91.466.81.075.70.8
Not employed70.61.067.51.465.51.771.61.877.62.1
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private75.70.569.92.168.71.373.50.979.60.6
Public only75.80.874.11.275.01.481.31.874.24.2
Uninsured43.71.240.12.042.22.342.91.951.53.1
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only90.21.081.83.390.81.789.22.193.71.8
Medicare and private93.50.886.54.792.31.894.61.394.31.0
Medicare and other public89.61.689.83.189.92.887.13.2DSUDSU
Residence locationeMetropolitan73.10.464.51.066.90.971.70.880.00.6
  Large central metro68.90.759.61.463.41.268.01.376.51.1
  Large fringe metro76.50.868.22.369.31.975.61.581.01.0
  Medium metro74.30.967.42.569.71.970.91.781.81.4
  Small metro74.71.168.32.267.22.574.72.183.32.1
Nonmetropolitan72.30.970.32.167.41.974.01.675.02.1
  Micropolitan73.21.172.22.466.72.576.81.473.72.5
  Noncore70.81.566.53.768.82.669.13.477.13.9
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish75.40.468.91.070.50.974.30.880.40.6
Other59.31.158.21.756.21.659.01.867.52.7
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good72.00.462.01.064.50.970.80.879.10.6
Fair/poor84.61.079.21.782.71.888.41.588.53.2
Activity limitations,e age 18 and overBasic activities90.31.086.52.591.31.591.01.792.22.2
Complex activities92.30.890.51.592.41.792.61.894.51.9
Neither basic nor complex activities71.90.560.41.364.21.170.20.878.30.7
U.S. bornYes75.10.469.21.070.20.874.20.880.20.6
No59.61.452.82.152.82.158.52.774.11.9

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_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/nhqrdr11/17_utilization/T17_1_1_2c.html