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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 17_1_1.2d
People who had an office-based or outpatient department visita in the calendar year,b by education,c United States, 2008
  TotalcLess than high schoolHigh school graduateAt least some college
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 73.40.463.80.969.20.779.20.5
65 and over91.90.689.
RaceWhite, single race75.10.564.
Black, single race65.80.961.81.761.71.371.61.4
Asian, single race65.31.753.44.954.33.570.62.0
Multiple races69.73.3DSUDSU65.24.874.94.5
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races75.80.468.
  Non-Hispanic, White78.40.571.71.373.80.982.40.6
  Non-Hispanic, Black65.80.962.01.861.61.371.71.4
Hispanic, all races60.
Family incomedNegative/poor66.
Near poor/low67.
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed69.30.554.11.563.20.976.20.6
Not employed70.70.965.91.669.91.475.71.5
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private75.30.566.51.570.
Public only78.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only90.
Medicare and private93.60.894.11.592.
Medicare and other public90.31.690.51.7DSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationeMetropolitan73.50.562.
  Large central metro69.30.757.21.663.21.476.71.0
  Large fringe metro76.20.867.41.970.91.480.91.0
  Medium metro75.
  Small metro75.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish76.10.468.40.971.30.780.80.5
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good72.20.560.
Activity limitations,e age 18 and overBasic activities90.
Complex activities92.30.888.32.392.01.595.91.0
Neither basic nor complex activities72.00.560.
U.S. bornYes75.90.468.

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. Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population using four age groups: 18-44, 45-64, 65-74, and 75 and over.

c. Persons age 18 and over. 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. 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.

e. 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: T17_1_1_2d: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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