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Table 14_1_11-5d

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_11.5d
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 education,a United States, 2006
  TotalLess than high schoolHigh school graduateAt least some college
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 13.90.419.10.915.30.711.60.5
65 and over10.00.715.
RaceWhite, single race12.90.418.
Black, single race17.
Asian, single race18.12.4DSUDSUDSUDSU16.92.9
Multiple races24.23.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races13.60.519.
Non-Hispanic, White12.50.518.41.313.60.810.80.6
Non-Hispanic, Black17.
Hispanic, all races16.
Family incomebNegative/poor21.61.322.91.722.
Near poor/low18.40.920.11.618.71.516.41.7
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed14.10.521.11.616.
Not employed17.60.920.31.819.41.614.71.3
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private12.40.614.91.514.
Public only24.81.424.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only12.11.518.
Medicare and private8.00.812.52.410.
Medicare and other public14.32.414.92.8DSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan13.60.518.
  Large central metro15.00.820.21.517.91.512.31.0
  Large fringe metro11.50.817.92.411.21.310.40.9
  Medium metro14.
  Small metro14.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish13.50.519.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good11.90.515.
Activity limitationscBasic activities18.70.923.71.818.41.615.61.4
Complex activities21.81.424.52.422.
Neither basic nor complex activities12.70.517.

a 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.

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


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