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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Composite measure: Children whose health providers always listened carefully, explained things clearly, respected what their parents had to say, and spent enough time with them.

Measure Source

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends (CFACT), Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS).

Tables

167A: Children whose health providers always listened carefully, explained things clearly, respected what their parents had to say, and spent enough time with them, United States, 2002,

167B Children whose health providers usually listened carefully, explained things clearly, respected what their parents had to say, and spent enough time with them, United States, 2002,

167C: Children whose health providers sometimes or never listened carefully, explained things clearly, respected what their parents had to say, and spent enough time with them, United States, 2002,

by

  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Family income

Data Source

AHRQ, MEPS.

Denominator

U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized children under age 18 who had at least 1 visit to a doctor's office or clinic in the previous 12 months (not including visits to an emergency room).

Numerator

U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized children under age 18 who had at least 1 visit to a doctor's office or clinic in the previous 12 months (not including visits to an emergency room) whose parents who subsequently reported their provider's level of communication on some or all of the four components of the composite measure as always (table 167A), usually (table 167B), or sometimes or never (table 167C).

Comments

Percent estimates are weighted; percent weights are adjusted for non-response based on how many of the questions had a valid response.

Tables report data from the MEPS 2002 Child Health and Preventive Care section. See the MEPS entry in the Data Source section of this appendix for more information on this component of MEPS.

 

 

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