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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 4.1b
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, 2000
    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   203,493 70.8 54.7 0.6 33.8 0.6 11.2 0.3
Race White 170,681 72.4 54.3 0.7 34.5 0.7 10.9 0.3
Black 24,631 62.7 60.0 1.3 27.3 1.1 12.1 0.9
Asian or Pacific Islander 6,543 61.3 49.2 3.5 35.2 3.3 15.1 2.3
American Indian or Alaska Native 1,638 62.8 DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Ethnicity Hispanic, all races 21,844 56.4 50.0 1.6 36.3 1.4 13.4 0.8
Non-Hispanic, all races 181,649 72.5 55.2 0.6 33.6 0.6 10.9 0.3
Non-Hispanic, White 150,659 74.6 54.7 0.7 34.4 0.7 10.6 0.3
Non-Hispanic, Black 23,566 62.8 60.2 1.3 27.3 1.1 11.9 1.0
Non-Hispanic, other 7,424 61.1 49.9 3.4 34.3 3.1 15.4 2.2
Gender Male 97,675 61.6 54.9 0.8 33.8 0.7 11.1 0.4
Female 105,818 79.3 54.7 0.7 33.8 0.7 11.2 0.3
Age 18-44 108,439 63.7 51.4 0.6 35.6 0.7 12.7 0.5
45-64 61,509 77.3 56.0 1.1 33.0 0.9 10.8 0.5
65 and over 32,791 83.8 61.1 1.2 30.6 1.1 7.9 0.6
Educationa Less than high school 40,860 63.9 55.8 1.2 29.9 1.0 13.6 0.7
High school graduate 66,421 69.1 55.3 0.9 33.0 0.8 11.4 0.5
At least some college 93,918 75.7 54.0 0.8 35.8 0.9 10.1 0.4
Employment statusb Employed 140,394 67.4 53.0 0.7 35.0 0.7 11.8 0.4
Not employed 29,534 74.3 54.7 1.2 32.6 1.1 12.3 0.7
Health insurance, age 18-64 Any private 132,659 72.1 53.6 0.8 35.3 0.7 10.8 0.4
Public only 13,235 74.9 54.8 2.4 28.0 1.6 17.0 1.5
Uninsured 24,809 44.2 49.1 1.9 33.6 1.6 16.9 1.2
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 10,918 81.8 61.3 1.8 28.8 1.5 9.3 1.3
Medicare and private 18,453 84.9 61.3 1.5 31.5 1.5 6.7 0.6
Medicare and other public 3,238 84.4 59.3 3.1 30.4 2.7 9.8 1.3
Family incomec Negative or poor 19,411 67.9 55.4 1.5 28.5 1.2 15.6 1.1
Near poor/low income 33,306 65.2 55.4 1.2 32.0 1.1 12.1 0.7
Middle income 65,286 68.9 54.0 1.0 34.7 0.9 11.0 0.5
High income 85,490 75.1 54.9 1.0 34.8 0.9 10.1 0.4
Residence locationd Metropolitan-large 113,722 69.7 53.3 0.9 34.8 0.9 11.6 0.4
Metropolitan-small 53,889 72.8 54.7 1.0 34.0 1.0 11.0 0.5
Micropolitan 20,966 72.2 61.1 1.6 28.6 1.4 10.0 0.8
Noncore-adjacent 11,054 70.0 56.6 2.5 33.6 2.9 9.3 1.3
Noncore-not adjacent 3,862 69.9 56.0 2.7 32.8 2.0 11.0 1.5
Perceived health status Excellent, very good or good 178,651 68.8 55.7 0.6 33.7 0.6 10.3 0.3
Fair or poor 24,842 85.0 49.2 1.4 34.4 1.4 16.0 1.0

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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