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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 4.1a
Adults age 18 and over who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months, percent distribution of how often their health providers listened carefully, explained things clearly, showed respect for what they had to say, and spent enough time with them, United States, 2002
    Total population(in thousands)e Percent had visitf Always Usually Sometimes or never
Population group Percent Standard error Percent Standard error Percent Standard error
Total   211,389 70.1 54.4 0.5 34.6 0.4 10.8 0.3
Race White 174,268 71.4 53.9 0.5 35.5 0.4 10.4 0.3
Black 23,794 64.2 61.9 1.2 26.3 1.1 11.4 0.7
American Indian or Alaska Native 1,765 67.6 55.9 4.3 25.6 3.1 18.4 2.9
Asian 8,739 60.8 47.4 2.8 37.8 2.2 14.5 1.6
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Multiple races 2,254 74.8 45.7 3.8 40.3 3.0 13.8 2.3
Ethnicity Hispanic, all races 25,849 53.3 56.6 1.0 27.5 0.8 15.6 0.8
Non-Hispanic, all races 185,541 72.4 54.2 0.5 35.3 0.4 10.3 0.3
Non-Hispanic, White 149,367 74.4 53.6 0.5 36.4 0.4 9.9 0.3
Non-Hispanic, Black 23,442 64.1 61.8 1.3 26.4 1.1 11.5 0.7
Non-Hispanic, other 12,731 64.4 48.2 2.1 36.8 1.6 14.7 1.3
Gender Male 101,486 61.6 55.0 0.7 34.2 0.6 10.6 0.4
Female 109,904 78.0 54.0 0.6 34.8 0.5 11.0 0.3
Age 18-44 109,805 62.0 51.0 0.6 35.7 0.6 13.1 0.4
45-64 67,411 76.0 55.6 0.7 34.6 0.6 9.7 0.4
65 and over 34,173 84.4 60.5 1.0 31.9 0.9 7.4 0.5
Educationa Less than high school 44,519 62.5 55.9 0.9 30.4 0.8 13.4 0.6
High school graduate 69,198 67.3 55.2 0.7 33.6 0.6 10.9 0.4
At least some college 96,344 75.8 53.3 0.7 36.8 0.5 9.8 0.4
Employment statusb Employed 142,664 66.0 52.8 0.5 35.8 0.5 11.2 0.3
Not employed 34,543 73.0 53.7 0.9 33.0 0.7 13.2 0.6
Health insurance, age 18-64 Any private 134,592 72.3 52.9 0.6 36.6 0.5 10.4 0.3
Public only 14,896 72.7 57.1 1.2 27.0 1.0 15.6 1.0
Uninsured 27,728 40.7 49.8 1.5 30.9 1.1 18.8 1.1
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 9,790 82.5 60.4 1.8 30.6 1.5 8.7 0.9
Medicare and private 20,417 86.0 59.9 1.3 33.4 1.1 6.6 0.6
Medicare and other public 3,692 83.1 63.5 2.5 27.5 2.1 8.6 1.1
Family incomec Negative or poor 22,136 64.2 54.8 1.1 29.1 0.9 15.8 0.9
Near poor/low income 36,048 64.2 54.7 1.1 32.5 0.9 12.5 0.6
Middle income 66,429 67.3 53.8 0.8 34.8 0.7 11.2 0.5
High income 86,776 76.2 54.6 0.7 36.3 0.6 8.9 0.3
Residence locationd Metropolitan-large 114,937 69.3 53.0 0.6 35.1 0.6 11.6 0.4
Metropolitan-small 61,731 71.1 56.4 1.0 33.5 0.7 10.0 0.5
Micropolitan 23,250 71.9 56.4 1.2 34.5 1.1 9.0 0.6
Noncore-adjacent 7,878 68.8 53.3 1.9 35.6 1.7 10.8 1.0
Noncore-not adjacent 3,593 69.4 54.4 4.2 33.4 2.8 12.2 2.4
Perceived health status Excellent, very good or good 183,616 68.1 55.4 0.5 34.7 0.4 9.8 0.3
Fair or poor 27,773 83.5 49.1 0.9 34.1 0.8 16.5 0.6

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. Number of persons does not add to overall total because data on this variable were not available for some sample persons.

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 Measures Specifications Appendix for definition.

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

f Percent of adults who visited doctor's office or clinic at least once in past year.

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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