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Table 14_1_5-3c

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_5.3c
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers always explained things in a way they could understand, by family income,a United States, 2006
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 60.90.558.41.457.31.459.
65 and over63.
RaceWhite, single race60.80.657.51.756.61.658.
Black, single race65.81.361.82.561.
Asian, single race52.33.1DSUDSUDSUDSU50.
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races61.30.658.71.658.11.560.
Non-Hispanic, White61.20.757.
Non-Hispanic, Black66.11.362.32.662.
Hispanic, all races57.71.456.92.953.12.454.22.568.73.0
EducationbLess than high school58.
High school graduate60.60.856.42.558.21.959.01.664.81.6
At least some college61.70.760.42.958.12.460.01.463.11.1
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed60.90.759.02.656.
Not employed58.
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private62.00.765.
Public only52.91.653.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only61.11.965.85.356.
Medicare and private64.21.557.25.965.93.366.02.463.12.2
Medicare and other public63.02.865.
Residence locationcMetropolitan60.90.658.41.657.41.659.
  Large central metro60.
  Large fringe metro61.
  Medium metro60.
  Small metro62.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish61.50.659.11.557.81.559.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good62.60.661.01.759.81.660.
Activity limitationscBasic activities56.
Complex activities54.31.650.62.753.52.657.83.355.23.4
Neither basic nor complex activities62.10.660.31.759.01.659.

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_5-3c: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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