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Table 14_1_11-3c

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_11.3c
Rating of 9–10 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 family income,a United States, 2006
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 49.90.547.01.548.81.347.
65 and over63.
RaceWhite, single race50.90.647.61.950.11.448.
Black, single race47.
Asian, single race37.52.8DSUDSUDSUDSU37.
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races49.90.646.71.748.91.447.
Non-Hispanic, White51.00.747.
Non-Hispanic, Black47.
Hispanic, all races49.81.448.52.948.32.648.02.655.03.2
EducationbLess than high school50.
High school graduate52.
At least some college48.40.742.93.346.42.344.41.451.01.0
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed46.60.743.92.544.71.942.51.349.71.0
Not employed46.
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private48.10.750.63.545.91.945.
Public only40.01.542.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only61.92.357.
Medicare and private64.91.463.
Medicare and other public57.92.862.63.763.74.4DSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan50.10.647.31.648.81.447.
  Large central metro48.30.948.12.547.72.744.01.951.11.7
  Large fringe metro49.
  Medium metro52.91.445.32.751.42.548.42.458.21.7
  Small metro50.51.747.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish50.20.646.41.649.11.447.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good51.50.649.91.950.21.549.
Activity limitationscBasic activities50.
Complex activities45.11.640.82.644.12.649.
Neither basic nor complex activities50.10.648.21.848.71.547.

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: 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_11-3c: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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