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Table 17_1_1-1b

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 17_1_1.1b
People who had an office-based or outpatient department visit in the calendar year, by ethnicity, United States, 2006
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 73.40.576.00.578.90.465.
65 and over92.30.592.80.593.50.588.31.785.22.0
Family incomeaNegative/poor67.
Near poor/low66.60.871.00.974.
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school66.00.971.
High school graduate71.30.873.60.976.50.961.11.654.71.6
At least some college78.30.679.20.681.40.672.51.566.82.0
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed68.80.671.60.674.30.660.
Not employed74.20.976.30.980.
Health insurance, under age 65Any private76.10.577.00.579.20.566.81.467.81.3
Public only72.40.975.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only90.60.991.
Medicare and private94.40.694.60.695.20.689.02.7DSUDSU
Medicare and other public89.91.390.41.589.52.390.12.988.62.7
Residence locationcMetropolitan72.90.575.70.578.90.566.
  Large central metro68.60.972.
  Large fringe metro75.10.877.40.880.30.764.
  Medium metro75.30.876.80.878.30.870.
  Small metro76.21.477.51.578.71.471.53.965.62.8
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish76.20.477.00.479.30.466.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good72.00.574.60.577.80.562.
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities92.40.592.80.593.90.689.21.387.52.1
Complex activities92.80.893.00.893.50.990.41.690.12.1
Neither basic nor complex activities70.80.573.40.576.60.561.

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: 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 17_1_1-1b: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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