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2006 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 4.12
Hospital patients age 18 and over who reported sometimes or never having good communications with doctors, United States, 2005
Population group 2005
Percent Standard error
Race White only 5.5 0.1
Black only 6.8 0.2
Asian only 4.9 0.5
NHOPI only 4.6 1.5
AI/AN only 6.6 1.0
Multiple races 7.7 0.7
Ethnicity Hispanic, all races 5.4 0.2
Non-Hispanic, all races 5.6 0.1
Educationa Less than high school 6.1 0.2
High school graduate 5.4 0.1
At least some college 5.4 0.1
Language at home English 5.6 0.1
Spanish 4.8 0.2
Other 5.5 0.5

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.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, National CAHPS Benchmarking Database.

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