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Racial and ethnic differences

Table 2.12a. Racial and Ethnic Differences in Patient Centeredness

Measure Racial Differencei Ethnic Differenceii
Black Asian NHOPI AI/AN >1 Race Hispanic
Patient-Provider Communicationiii
Adults whose providers always listened carefully to them = iii =  
Adults whose providers sometimes or never explained things in a way they could understand iii =  
Adults whose providers sometimes or never showed respect for what they had to say = =iii  
Patient-Provider Relationshipiii
Adults whose providers sometimes or never spent enough time with them = =iii  

Table 2.12b. Socioeconomic Differences in Patient Centeredness

Measure Income Differenceiv Educational Differencev Insurance Differencevi
<100% 100-199% 200-399% <HS HS Grad Uninsured
Patient-Provider Communicationiii
Adults whose providers always listened carefully to them =
Adults whose providers sometimes or never explained things in a way they could understand
Adults whose providers sometimes or never showed respect for what they had to say
Patient-Provider Relationshipiii
Adults whose providers sometimes or never spent enough time with them =

iCompared with whites.
iiCompared with non-Hispanic whites.
iiiSource: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, 2001. This source did not collect information on Asians and NHOPIs separately but in aggregate as Asian or Pacific Islander. This source did not collect information for >1 race.
iv Compared with persons with family incomes 400% of Federal pove rty thresholds or above.
v Compared with persons with any college education.
vi Compared with persons under 65 with any private health insurance.
Key: NHOPI=Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; AI/AN=American Indian or Alaska Native; HS=high school

Key to Symbols Used in Quality of Health Care Tables:
=: Group and comparison group receive about same quality of health care or have similar outcomes.
↑Group receives better quality of health care than the comparison group or has better outcomes.
↓Group receives poorer quality of health care than the comparison group or has worse outcomes.
Blank cell: Reliable estimate for group could not be made.

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