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Table 17_1_1-2c

2010 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_1.2c
People who had an office-based or outpatient department visit in the calendar year,a by family income,b United States, 2007
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 73.00.466.
65 and over91.60.691.11.988.
RaceWhite, single race74.60.568.
Black, single race65.60.962.71.862.61.864.41.873.61.9
Asian, single race65.61.955.
Multiple races72.82.570.
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races75.50.470.
  Non-Hispanic, White78.10.575.31.475.
  Non-Hispanic, Black65.40.962.51.862.51.864.11.873.61.9
Hispanic, all races59.
Education,c age 18 and overLess than high school64.
High school graduate70.20.768.71.765.41.468.
At least some college78.10.670.72.373.71.676.
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed68.30.554.71.955.71.365.70.975.60.7
Not employed73.10.970.81.566.71.972.21.781.31.6
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private75.70.572.81.968.01.473.00.879.20.6
Public only72.20.971.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only88.
Medicare and private94.40.796.11.493.31.595.60.993.91.1
Medicare and other public91.51.393.51.889.12.790.83.6DSUDSU
Location of residencedMetropolitan72.80.566.
  Large central metro68.20.762.81.660.61.566.61.375.61.0
  Large fringe metro77.00.869.02.768.
  Medium metro73.90.967.82.468.91.973.31.779.11.5
  Small metro74.31.570.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish75.50.469.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good71.40.463.
Activity limitationsdBasic activities92.90.687.31.791.
Complex activities92.00.888.51.791.31.593.81.394.61.7
Neither basic nor complex activities70.10.561.21.460.
U.S. bornYes75.10.469.

a Includes physician and nonphysician office-based visits; physician and nonphysician outpatient department visits; and inpatient visits where the admission date was the same as the discharge date ("zero night" stays).

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.

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data qualiy, 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: Table 17_1_1-2c: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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