Table T5_1_1_5-1_2a

2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

This appendix provides detailed data tables for all measures analyzed for the 2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. Tables are included for measures discussed in the main text of the reports as well as for other measures that were examined but not included in the main text.
Table 5_1_1_5.1_2a
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never explained things clearly,a by race, United States, 2009
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 7.60.37.10.310.60.811.31.9DSUDSU11.93.46.61.6
Age18–448.90.48.40.511.51.110.32.3DSUDSUDSUDSU6.92.0
45–647.20.46.70.510.41.211.22.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
65 and over5.70.55.20.68.51.414.33.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale7.30.46.60.511.01.214.12.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Female7.80.37.40.410.40.89.31.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Family incomebNegative/poor14.51.013.91.216.11.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low11.10.810.40.811.41.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Middle7.80.57.50.59.01.19.82.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High4.70.34.40.47.81.46.81.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EducationcLess than high school11.60.811.21.013.81.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate9.30.68.90.611.31.316.14.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college5.60.35.10.48.71.18.21.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed7.50.47.10.49.80.99.91.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Not employed10.10.69.20.713.91.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private6.50.36.20.48.50.88.51.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Public only12.50.912.31.113.91.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Uninsured15.31.314.01.418.32.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only6.10.95.90.97.42.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private4.60.64.00.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public10.82.110.92.912.23.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationdMetropolitan7.60.36.90.410.70.811.32.0DSUDSUDSUDSU5.91.7
  Large central metro7.90.57.30.710.21.19.01.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metro6.80.56.30.610.71.68.92.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro7.50.66.80.711.12.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro8.90.98.00.912.42.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan7.90.77.60.810.12.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan7.50.86.90.812.22.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore8.81.79.11.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish7.10.36.60.310.40.87.41.6DSUDSUDSUDSU6.71.6
Other14.01.113.31.0DSUDSU15.03.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good6.40.35.80.39.20.810.72.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Fair/poor14.20.813.81.016.52.016.14.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitationsdBasic activities9.60.89.20.912.81.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities12.11.011.81.213.92.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities7.10.36.40.310.10.811.12.0DSUDSUDSUDSU6.81.9
U.S. bornYes7.00.36.60.310.30.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU7.11.7
No11.80.811.30.913.52.312.92.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

a Denominator includes adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months, excluding missing data.

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.

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 June 2013
Internet Citation: Table T5_1_1_5-1_2a: 2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. June 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr12/5_patientcenteredness/T5_1_1_5-1_2a.html