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Table 4.2b: National Patient Experience of Care, 2000

Among children under age 18 who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months, percent distribution of how often their health providers explained things clearly, United States, 2000
                 
      Always b Usually b Never b
Population group Population total Number who had visit Percent Standard error Percent Standard error Percent Standard error
                 
Total 72,420,907 56,808,414 68.74 1.23 25.54 1.08 5.72 0.48
                 
Race
White 57,317,974 46,306,782 68.10 1.31 26.49 1.20 5.41 0.49
Black 11,806,400 8,200,253 74.65 2.37 18.56 2.14 6.79 1.18
Asian/Pacific Islander 2,364,284 1,599,277 57.71 7.54 36.20 6.84 * 6.08 2.22
Aleut/Eskimo/American Indian DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
                 
Hispanic ethnicity
Hispanic 12,002,928 8,300,419 61.24 2.49 28.94 1.90 9.83 1.28
Non-Hispanic 60,417,979 48,507,995 70.00 1.33 24.97 1.20 5.03 0.48
                 
Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic, White 46,400,449 38,892,297 69.51 1.47 25.88 1.39 4.62 0.49
Non-Hispanic, Black 11,133,502 7,669,832 75.06 2.35 18.59 2.08 6.34 1.18
Non-Hispanic, Other 2,884,028 1,945,866 59.95 7.18 31.82 6.16 * 8.24 3.93
                 
Gender
Male 36,997,776 29,299,566 68.06 1.26 26.12 1.16 5.83 0.53
Female 35,423,131 27,508,847 69.46 1.69 24.93 1.56 5.61 0.69
                 
Age
0-5 23,954,143 21,049,020 70.39 1.51 23.97 1.37 5.64 0.71
6-17 48,466,764 35,759,394 67.75 1.52 26.48 1.38 5.77 0.53
                 
Insurance
0-17 any private 49,081,352 40,469,317 70.91 1.40 25.47 1.33 3.62 0.38
0-17 public only 16,876,190 12,768,822 63.64 2.47 24.41 2.10 11.95 1.53
0-17 uninsured 6,463,365 3,570,275 61.68 4.12 30.57 3.81 7.75 1.86
                 
Family income
Negative or poor(<100% of poverty level) 13,748,523 9,952,487 65.32 2.79 23.92 2.43 10.76 1.38
Near poor/low income(100-<200% of poverty level) 15,890,425 11,478,589 64.07 2.31 28.17 2.28 7.76 1.14
Middle income(200-<400% of poverty level) 23,749,909 19,256,184 68.93 1.93 26.78 1.79 4.29 0.76
High income(>=400% of poverty level) 19,032,050 16,121,154 73.84 1.73 23.21 1.54 2.95 0.59
                 
MSA status
MSA 59,385,026 46,846,740 69.20 1.33 25.11 1.13 5.70 0.56
Non-MSA 13,035,881 9,961,674 66.59 2.86 27.56 2.85 5.84 0.88
                 
Perceived health status
Excellent/very good/good 70,269,381 54,985,004 69.12 1.21 25.33 1.06 5.55 0.49
Fair/poor 2,151,526 1,823,410 57.43 4.78 31.78 4.67 10.78 2.76
                 
CSHCN a
Yes 11,732,453 10,532,089 65.00 2.00 26.69 1.77 8.31 1.06
No 58,252,623 44,447,337 69.87 1.36 25.17 1.26 4.95 0.58
                 

aChildren with unknown special health care need status not included.

b'*' = RSE>=30.

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality or confidentiality.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

Table 4.2a: National Patient Experience of Care, 2000 Table 4.2c: Patient Experience of Care by State (Medicaid), 2002

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