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2011 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_11.2a
Rating of health care 0-6 on a scale from 0 to 10 (best grade) by adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months,a by race, United States, 2008
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 13.40.412.70.516.30.914.61.8DSUDSUDSUDSU21.03.6
65 and over8.
Family incomebNegative/poor20.21.318.41.523.42.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low17.
EducationcLess than high school17.
High school graduate>15.10.814.40.917.31.515.14.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college11.50.510.80.514.51.414.42.1DSUDSUDSUDSU15.23.8
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed13.90.513.30.616.
Not employed>
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private12.20.511.80.613.
Public only24.31.424.31.922.32.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only8.
Medicare and private6.
Medicare and other public14.23.5DSUDSU9.82.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationdMetropolitan13.30.512.50.616.
  Large central metro14.80.813.
  Large fringe metro12.10.711.60.713.
  Medium metro12.
  Small metro13.11.513.41.811.42.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish13.10.512.40.516.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good11.60.410.90.514.
Activity limitationsdBasic activities17.
Complex activities23.41.423.51.620.72.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities12.30.411.60.515.
U.S. bornYes13.00.512.40.516.01.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU22.94.0

a. Denominator includes adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months, excluding missing data.

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 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.


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: T14_1_11_2a: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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