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Table 18_2_4-1b-v2

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 18_2_4.1b
Adults age 18 and over who had difficulty understanding their doctor during their last visit, by ethnicity, California, 2007
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackAll racesMexicanPuerto RicanCentral AmericanSouth American
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Health insurance,a under age 65Private2.
Health insurance, age 65 and overTotal3.
Medicare and private2.
Medicare and public6.
Family incomebNegative/poor8.
Near poor/low6.
EducationLess than high school8.
High school graduate4.
At least some college2.
Residence locationUrban3.
English proficiencyEnglish only2.
Well/very well3.
Not well/not at all11.00.914.41.6DSUDSUDSUDSU10.
Born in U.S.Yes2.

a A small number of people who were covered by both public and private health insurance plans were included in the "public health insurance" category only.

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 300 percent of the poverty line; and high, 300 percent of the poverty line and over. Missing values for family income were imputed using multiple imputation methodology. A small number of people were excluded because their family income could not be imputed.

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: SE: standard error.

Source: University of California, Los Angeles, Center for Health Policy Research, California Health Interview Survey.


Current as of March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 18_2_4-1b-v2: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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