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2004 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 4.2a: Among children under age 18 who had a doctor's office or clinic visit reported in the last 12 months, percent distribution of how often their health providers listened carefully to their parents, United States, 2001

      Health providers listened carefully
      Always Usually Sometimes or never
Population group Total population (in thousands)d Percent had visite Percent Standard error Percent Standard error Percent Standard error
                 
Total 72,826 76.2 71.9 1.0 21.3 0.9 6.8 0.5
                 
Race                
    White 56,988 77.6 70.8 1.0 22.3 0.9 6.9 0.5
    Black 11,622 70.6 78.2 2.6 15.4 2.3 6.4 0.8
    Asian or Pacific Islander 3,290 71.7 71.6 4.1 22.9 3.4 *5.5 2.1
    American Indian or Alaska Native DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
                 
Race/ethnicity                
    Hispanic 12,963 66.8 70.1 1.8 20.7 1.7 9.2 0.9
    Non-Hispanic 59,863 78.3 72.2 1.1 21.4 1.0 6.4 0.5
      White 44,726 80.7 71.0 1.1 22.6 1.0 6.4 0.6
      Black 11,252 70.8 78.2 2.7 15.3 2.4 6.4 0.9
      Other 3,884 71.7 70.4 3.7 23.0 3.1 *6.6 2.1
                 
Gender                
    Male 37,264 75.9 72.0 1.26 21.3 1.2 6.7 0.6
    Female 35,562 76.6 71.7 1.1 21.3 1.1 7.0 0.5
                 
Age                
    0-5 23,710 87.0 72.1 1.3 21.1 1.2 6.8 0.6
    6-17 49,115 71.0 71.7 1.1 21.4 1.0 6.9 0.5
                 
Insurance                
    Any private 49,345 79.2 73.0 1.0 21.6 1.0 5.5 0.5
    Public only 17,342 76.1 68.1 1.8 21.6 1.7 10.4 1.0
    Uninsured 6,139 52.2 73.9 2.7 17.3 2.3 8.9 1.7
                 
Family incomea                
    Negative or poor 12,075 71.4 68.8 2.1 19.1 1.7 12.1 1.6
    Near poor/low income 15,876 66.8 68.5 2.0 23.2 2.0 8.4 0.9
    Middle income 23,483 76.3 70.9 1.5 22.7 1.4 6.4 0.7
    High income 21,392 85.8 76.2 1.4 19.9 1.3 3.9 0.6
                 
Residence locationb                
    Metropolitan-large 41,207 75.6 70.9 1.4 21.8 1.4 7.3 0.6
    Metropolitan-small 19,976 78.6 72.3 1.5 22.2 1.4 5.5 0.7
    Micropolitan 7,527 75.9 74.1 2.1 18.6 1.8 7.4 1.3
    Noncore 4,115 71.4 75.7 3.2 16.7 2.6 7.6 2.1
                 
Perceived health status                
    Excellent, very good or good 71,309 76.0 72.1 1.0 21.3 0.9 6.6 0.5
    Fair or poor 1,516 85.0 63.6 4.2 20.4 3.4 16.0 3.3
                 
CSHCNc                
    Yes 13,880 89.2 69.9 1.4 21.7 1.2 8.4 0.9
    No 58,520 73.1 72.6 1.0 21.2 1.0 6.2 0.5
                 

a "Negative or poor" refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; "near poor/low income", over the poverty line to just below 200 percent of the poverty line; "middle income", 200 percent to just below 400 percent of the poverty line; and "high income", 400 percent of the poverty line and over.

bSee the MEPS entry in the Data Sources section of the Measures Specifications Appendix for more information.

cCSHCN: children with special healthcare needs.

dTotal child population. Numbers may not add to Total due to missing or rounding.

eDenominator is total population, excluding missing values.

* Relative standard error is equal to or greater than 30 percent.

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.

 

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