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Table 14_1_11-5b

2009 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 14_1_11.5b
Rating of 0–6 on a scale from 0 to 10 (best grade) of health care by adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months, by ethnicity, United States, 2006
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 13.90.413.60.512.60.517.
65 and over10.
Family incomeaNegative/poor21.51.321.91.521.51.822.11.919.32.4
Near poor/low18.
EducationbLess than high school19.10.919.
High school graduate15.30.715.10.713.60.820.71.617.32.0
At least some college11.60.511.60.610.80.614.01.412.31.6
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed14.10.513.90.612.70.617.01.316.31.3
Not employed17.70.917.
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private12.40.612.40.611.40.614.51.412.91.3
Public only24.81.425.21.626.22.322.51.823.03.2
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only12.21.612.31.611.81.817.04.2DSUDSU
Medicare and private8.
Medicare and other public14.52.416.
Residence locationcMetropolitan13.70.513.40.512.30.516.
  Large central metro15.00.814.90.813.
  Large fringe metro11.70.811.30.810.30.813.82.516.13.0
  Medium metro14.
  Small metro14.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish13.50.513.30.512.40.517.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good12.00.511.60.510.80.514.
Activity limitationscBasic activities18.70.918.
Complex activities21.71.421.61.420.51.724.52.923.14.3
Neither basic nor complex activities12.70.512.40.511.30.515.

a 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.

b 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.

c For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix A, Data Sources.

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 2010
Internet Citation: Table 14_1_11-5b: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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