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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 4.7a
Adults age 18 and over who reported going to a doctor's office or clinic in the last 12 months, percent distribution of how often their health providers showed respect for what they had to say, United States, 2002
        Health providers showed respect
    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 72.0 59.1 0.5 32.1 0.5 8.8 0.3
Race White 174,268 73.0 58.5 0.6 32.9 0.5 8.6 0.3
Black 23,794 67.6 67.7 1.4 23.4 1.3 8.9 0.7
American Indian or Alaska Native 1,765 69.5 55.0 4.8 29.7 4.1 15.4 3.5
Asian 8,739 63.0 51.8 3.0 36.1 2.5 12.2 1.8
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Multiple races 2,254 77.2 51.4 5.1 37.9 4.2 10.7 3.0
Ethnicity Hispanic, all races 25,849 55.2 63.4 1.2 25.6 1.0 11.0 0.8
Non-Hispanic, all races 185,541 74.3 58.6 0.6 32.8 0.5 8.6 0.3
Non-Hispanic, White 149,367 76.0 57.9 0.6 33.8 0.6 8.3 0.3
Non-Hispanic, Black 23,442 67.5 67.5 1.5 23.5 1.3 9.0 0.7
Non-Hispanic, other 12,731 66.4 51.8 2.5 36.1 2.0 12.1 1.5
Gender Male 101,486 63.2 59.6 0.8 31.8 0.7 8.6 0.4
Female 109,904 80.1 58.7 0.6 32.3 0.6 9.0 0.3
Age 18-44 109,805 63.3 55.6 0.7 33.8 0.7 10.6 0.4
45-64 67,411 78.0 59.8 0.8 31.9 0.8 8.3 0.4
65 and over 34,173 88.3 65.8 1.1 28.5 1.0 5.7 0.5
Educationa Less than high school 44,519 65.6 61.0 1.0 27.9 0.9 11.1 0.7
High school graduate 69,198 69.2 59.5 0.9 31.5 0.8 9.0 0.4
At least some college 96,344 76.9 58.0 0.8 34.2 0.7 7.9 0.4
Employment statusb Employed 142,664 67.3 57.5 0.7 33.5 0.6 9.0 0.4
Not employed 34,543 75.5 57.2 1.0 31.1 1.0 11.7 0.7
Health insurance, age 18-64 Any private 134,592 73.6 57.5 0.6 33.9 0.6 8.6 0.3
Public only 14,896 75.8 60.4 1.6 27.0 1.4 12.6 1.0
Uninsured 27,728 42.2 53.9 1.7 30.3 1.5 15.8 1.2
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 9,790 86.3 63.7 2.2 29.7 2.0 6.6 0.9
Medicare and private 20,417 89.7 66.3 1.4 28.7 1.3 5.0 0.6
Medicare and other public 3,692 88.3 68.3 2.7 24.7 2.6 7.0 1.3
Family incomec Negative or poor 22,136 66.9 59.3 1.4 27.6 1.2 13.1 0.9
Near poor/low income 36,048 66.6 59.8 1.3 29.7 1.1 10.5 0.7
Middle income 66,429 69.1 58.2 0.8 32.6 0.8 9.2 0.5
High income 86,776 77.6 59.3 0.8 33.6 0.8 7.1 0.4
Residence locationd Metropolitan-large 114,937 71.3 58.1 0.7 32.5 0.7 9.4 0.4
Metropolitan-small 61,731 72.6 60.7 1.1 31.1 0.9 8.2 0.6
Micropolitan 23,250 74.0 59.9 1.3 32.7 1.3 7.4 0.7
Noncore-adjacent 7,878 71.0 58.3 2.2 33.2 2.2 8.5 1.0
Noncore-not adjacent 3,593 71.6 56.9 4.4 31.2 3.4 11.8 2.6
Perceived health status Excellent, very good or good 183,616 69.7 60.1 0.6 32.1 0.5 7.8 0.3
Fair or poor 27,773 87.3 53.3 1.1 32.4 1.0 14.3 0.7

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 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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