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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 5.1b
Adults age 18 and over who reported going to a doctor's office or clinic in the last 12 months, percent giving a best rating for health care received, United States, 2000
Population group Total population(in thousands)e Percent had visit f Best rating
(grade 9-10)
Percent Standard error
Total   202,738 72.2 48.1 0.8
Race White 170,084 73.7 48.5 0.8
Black 24,518 64.6 48.2 1.7
Asian or Pacific Islander 6,499 62.2 37.3 3.5
American Indian or Alaska Native DSU DSU DSU DSU
Ethnicity Hispanic, all races 21,738 58.1 49.4 2.1
Non-Hispanic, all races 180,999 73.9 48.0 0.8
Non-Hispanic, White 150,153 75.9 48.4 0.8
Non-Hispanic, Black 23,466 64.7 48.2 1.7
Non-Hispanic, other 7,380 61.9 37.4 3.3
Gender Male 97,198 62.9 47.3 1.0
Female 105,540 80.8 48.7 0.8
Age 18-44 108,439 64.3 40.5 0.9
45-64 61,509 78.4 50.8 1.1
65 and over 32,791 86.8 62.7 1.3
Educationa Less than high school 40,860 65.5 52.0 1.3
High school graduate 66,421 70.2 49.0 1.0
At least some college 93,918 76.6 46.1 1.1
Employment statusb Employed 140,394 68.2 43.6 0.8
Not employed 29,534 75.4 49.5 1.6
Health insurance, age 18-64 Any private 132,072 73.2 44.9 0.8
Public only 13,122 76.9 46.2 2.2
Uninsured 24,753 45.2 41.4 2.1
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 10,918 85.0 60.8 2.6
Medicare and private 18,453 87.5 64.4 1.9
Medicare and other public 3,238 88.4 60.1 3.7
Family incomec Negative or poor 19,351 69.3 46.8 1.7
Near poor/low income 33,104 67.2 52.0 1.4
Middle income 65,142 70.0 46.5 1.2
High income 85,141 76.4 48.2 1.0
Residence locationd Metropolitan-large 113,291 71.0 45.6 0.9
Metropolitan-small 53,724 74.1 49.9 1.7
Micropolitan 20,879 73.5 56.0 1.7
Noncore-adjacent 10,991 72.4 50.8 2.5
Noncore-not adjacent 3,853 71.6 44.6 7.9
Perceived health status Excellent, very good or good 177,944 70.1 48.4 0.8
Fair or poor 24,794 87.2 46.2 1.6

a "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.

b Employment status for persons age 18-64 only.

c "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.

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

e Total adult population, age 18 and over. Numbers may not add to total due to missing or rounding.

f Denominator is total adult population, excluding missing values.

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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