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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 4.2b
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 listened carefully, explained things clearly to their parents, showed respect for what their parents had to say, and spent enough time with them, United States, 2001
    Total population (in thousands)d Percent with visit e Always Usually Sometimes or never
Population group Percent Standard error Percent Standard error Percent Standard error
Total   72,826 75.8 72.1 1.0 20.9 0.9 7.0 0.4
Race White 56,988 77.2 71.4 0.9 21.5 0.8 7.0 0.5
Black 11,622 70.2 76.5 2.6 17.0 2.3 6.5 0.7
Asian or Pacific Islander 3,290 71.4 72.3 3.4 22.1 3.0 5.4 1.6
American Indian or Alaska Native 926 74.4 DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Ethnicity Hispanic, all races 12,963 66.6 69.6 1.6 21.0 1.4 9.4 0.8
Non-Hispanic, all races 59,863 77.8 72.6 1.1 20.8 1.0 6.5 0.5
Non-Hispanic, White 44,726 80.3 71.7 1.0 21.7 0.9 6.5 0.5
Non-Hispanic, Black 11,252 70.4 76.7 2.7 16.9 2.4 6.4 0.7
Non-Hispanic, other 3,884 71.3 71.7 3.3 20.8 2.8 7.3 1.7
Gender Male 37,264 75.5 72.0 1.1 21.0 1.0 7.0 0.5
Female 35,562 76.2 72.2 1.1 20.7 1.0 7.0 0.5
Age 0-5 23,710 86.8 72.4 1.1 20.1 1.0 7.6 0.6
6-17 49,115 70.5 72.0 1.1 21.3 1.0 6.7 0.5
Health insurance Any private 49,345 78.8 73.2 1.0 21.2 0.9 5.5 0.4
Public only 17,342 75.8 68.6 1.8 20.3 1.6 11.0 0.9
Uninsured 6,139 52.0 72.8 2.5 18.3 1.9 8.9 1.5
Family incomea Negative or poor 12,075 70.7 68.8 2.0 18.6 1.5 12.5 1.5
Near poor/low income 15,876 66.5 67.4 1.8 23.6 1.8 9.0 0.8
Middle income 23,483 76.0 71.6 1.4 21.7 1.2 6.6 0.7
High income 21,392 85.5 76.9 1.4 19.5 1.3 3.6 0.5
Residence locationb Metropolitan-large 41,207 75.2 71.3 1.5 21.5 1.3 7.1 0.6
Metropolitan-small 19,976 78.2 72.1 1.5 21.5 1.4 6.4 0.6
Micropolitan 7,527 75.5 74.5 2.1 17.8 1.7 7.6 1.2
Noncore 4,115 70.8 75.8 2.5 15.7 2.2 8.5 1.7
Perceived health status Excellent, very good or good 71,309 75.6 72.4 1.0 20.8 0.9 6.8 0.4
Fair or poor 1,516 84.5 61.7 3.8 23.9 2.7 14.3 2.5
CSHCNc Yes 13,880 88.9 70.0 1.3 21.4 1.1 8.5 0.7
No 58,520 72.7 72.9 1.1 20.7 1.0 6.4 0.4

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.

b See Measures Specifications Appendix for definition.

c CSHCN: children with special health care needs. Unknown is not shown.

d Total child population. Numbers of sub-population categories may not add to total due to missing or rounding.

e Percent of children 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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