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Table 15_1_1-1c

2008 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 15_1_1.1c
People who had an office-based or outpatient department visit in the calendar year, by family income,a United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
65 and over92.10.588.81.891.
RaceWhite, single race75.30.568.
Black, single race64.
Asian, single race63.
NHOPI, single race57.36.1********
AI/AN, single race70.33.5********
Multiple races73.12.675.53.969.
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races75.90.568.
Non-Hispanic, White78.90.572.91.477.
Non-Hispanic, Black64.
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school65.50.862.41.564.11.363.91.776.41.9
High school graduate71.50.766.91.670.51.570.
At least some college78.50.572.92.473.81.575.
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed68.60.654.61.857.41.365.
Not employed74.50.869.01.671.61.675.61.581.91.5
Health insurance, under age 65Any private75.50.569.
Public only72.80.972.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only90.
Medicare and private94.60.695.
Medicare and other public88.71.689.62.391.**
Residence locationcMetropolitan73.00.566.
  Large central metro68.30.763.81.562.01.364.
  Large fringe metro75.70.872.
  Medium metro76.
  Small metro74.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish76.00.569.60.972.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good71.60.562.
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities93.50.591.51.392.
Complex activities92.90.890.21.793.
Neither basic nor complex activities70.50.558.01.462.

a Negative/poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, at or over 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.

* - 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 September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 15_1_1-1c: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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