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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 4.4a
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 to their parents, United States, 2002
        Health providers listened carefully
    Total population (in thousands)d Percent had visite Always Usually Sometimes or never
Population group Percent Standard error Percent Standard error Percent Standard error
Total   72,699 76.6 72.2 0.8 21.5 0.7 6.4 0.4
Race White 56,132 78.2 72.5 0.9 21.2 0.8 6.3 0.5
Black 11,123 71.6 74.5 2.0 19.0 1.8 6.5 0.9
American Indian or Alaska Native 815 62.3 DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Asian 2,576 67.0 60.7 4.7 33.6 4.1 DSU DSU
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Multiple races 1,757 76.3 58.0 4.7 32.8 4.4 9.2 2.5
Ethnicity Hispanic, all races 13,297 66.2 68.7 1.7 21.5 1.4 9.8 0.9
Non-Hispanic, all races 59,402 78.9 72.8 0.8 21.5 0.8 5.7 0.4
Non-Hispanic, White 43,463 81.9 73.6 1.0 21.0 0.9 5.5 0.5
Non-Hispanic, Black 10,859 71.5 74.6 2.0 19.0 1.9 6.4 0.9
Non-Hispanic, other 5,080 69.3 61.2 3.2 31.8 2.7 7.0 1.4
Gender Male 37,236 76.5 71.9 1.0 21.8 0.9 6.3 0.5
Female 35,463 76.7 72.5 0.9 21.1 0.9 6.4 0.5
Age 0-5 23,153 86.8 72.6 1.2 21.1 1.1 6.2 0.6
6-17 49,546 71.8 71.9 0.9 21.6 0.8 6.5 0.5
Health insurance Any private 47,956 81.0 73.4 0.9 21.5 0.9 5.2 0.4
Public only 19,360 71.5 69.7 1.5 20.7 1.3 9.6 0.8
Uninsured 5,382 55.5 67.7 3.1 24.7 2.6 7.6 1.5
Family incomea Negative or poor 12,438 67.0 68.0 1.8 21.0 1.7 11.0 1.1
Near poor/low income 15,494 71.3 70.8 1.6 21.2 1.5 7.9 0.9
Middle income 25,004 78.1 71.8 1.3 22.2 1.1 6.0 0.7
High income 19,762 84.7 75.5 1.4 21.0 1.3 3.5 0.5
Residence locationb Metropolitan-large 40,563 75.6 71.6 1.1 21.5 1.0 6.9 0.5
Metropolitan-small 21,261 79.0 71.5 1.6 22.6 1.5 5.9 0.7
Micropolitan 7,223 75.6 76.6 2.0 18.5 2.2 4.9 1.0
Noncore 3,652 75.6 74.1 3.2 19.2 3.0 6.7 1.7
Perceived health status Excellent, very good or good 71,080 76.3 72.3 0.8 21.5 0.8 6.2 0.4
Fair or poor 1,619 88.5 65.7 3.8 20.0 3.3 14.4 2.7
CSHCNc Yes 14,116 90.2 70.4 1.5 21.2 1.3 8.3 0.8
No 57,966 73.2 72.7 0.9 21.5 0.9 5.8 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 Denominator is total population, excluding missing.

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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