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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 14_1_11.1
Rating of health care 0-6 on a scale from 0 to 10 (best grade) by adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months,a United States, 2002-2008
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 13.40.413.30.413.90.413.20.413.80.414.40.414.40.4
65 and over8.
RaceWhite, single race12.70.512.70.512.90.412.30.412.80.413.40.413.80.4
Black, single race16.30.916.
Asian, single race14.61.816.01.918.42.617.82.820.42.321.02.419.42.2
AI/AN, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSU25.16.0DSUDSUDSUDSU21.04.623.93.9
Multiple races21.03.619.93.324.23.815.73.418.
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races13.10.513.10.513.60.512.90.413.60.413.80.414.00.4
  Non-Hispanic, White12.30.512.30.512.60.511.80.512.40.412.80.413.20.4
  Non-Hispanic, Black16.
Hispanic, all races16.20.915.
Family incomebNegative/poor20.21.320.11.321.51.323.81.424.
Near poor/low17.
EducationcLess than high school17.
High school graduate15.10.814.60.815.30.714.70.614.30.714.80.715.10.6
At least some college11.50.511.10.511.60.510.80.511.70.512.00.512.50.5
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed13.90.513.60.614.10.513.10.613.80.514.40.514.80.4
Not employed17.
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private12.20.512.10.512.40.612.00.512.20.512.90.413.50.4
Public only24.31.422.01.424.81.424.01.424.71.325.51.422.21.3
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only8.
Medicare and private6.
Medicare and other public14.23.514.92.514.52.415.52.410.81.714.
Residence locationdMetropolitan13.30.513.20.513.70.513.10.513.60.414.20.414.70.4
  Large central metro14.80.814.20.715.00.814.80.916.00.717.50.817.50.8
  Large fringe metro12.10.713.00.811.70.812.00.713.00.813.10.813.50.7
  Medium metro12.
  Small metro13.11.513.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish13.10.513.30.513.50.512.90.413.40.413.70.414.00.4
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good11.60.411.50.412.00.511.20.411.90.412.70.412.70.4
Activity limitationsdBasic activities17.
Complex activities23.41.421.11.321.71.424.21.422.
Neither basic nor complex activities12.30.412.60.512.70.511.60.512.60.413.20.413.70.4
U.S. bornYes13.00.513.30.5DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC13.50.414.00.4

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.

DNC - Data not collected.

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 October 2014
Internet Citation: T14_1_11_1: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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