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2006 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 4.1a
Among 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, 2003
        Composite measure
        Always Usually Sometimes/never
Population group Total population (in thousands)e Percent had visit Percent Standard error Percent Standard error Percent Standard error
Total 212,310 70.6 57.2 0.5 32.8 0.4 9.8 0.3
Race White only 174,821 71.6 57.3 0.5 33.2 0.5 9.4 0.3
Black only 24,021 66.1 62.7 1.5 25.8 1.2 11.3 0.8
AI/AN only 1,442 75.8 59.1 4.8 32.4 4.1 8.3 1.6
Asian only 8,972 61.4 44.4 2.3 41.9 2.2 13.5 1.4
NHOPI only 652 DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Multiple races 2,402 74.2 43.6 3.4 41.2 3.1 15.2 2.4
Ethnicity Hispanic, all races 26,217 51.7 52.8 1.3 33.2 1.0 13.6 0.8
Non-Hispanic, all races 186,093 73.2 57.6 0.5 32.8 0.4 9.4 0.3
Non-Hispanic, White 149,771 75.0 57.8 0.6 33.2 0.5 8.9 0.3
Non-Hispanic, Black 23,488 66.0 63.0 1.6 25.8 1.3 11.0 0.8
Non-Hispanic, other 12,833 64.9 45.3 1.9 41.2 1.8 13.4 1.2
Gender Male 102,395 61.3 57.5 0.6 32.7 0.6 9.7 0.4
Female 109,915 79.3 57.0 0.5 32.9 0.5 9.9 0.3
Age 18-44 109,068 62.2 54.5 0.7 33.7 0.6 11.7 0.4
45-64 68,950 75.8 58.5 0.7 32.1 0.6 9.2 0.4
65 and over 34,292 87.4 61.3 0.9 32.1 0.8 6.3 0.4
Educationa Less than high school 41,567 62.3 57.7 1.0 29.0 0.9 13.0 0.6
High school graduate 68,492 67.5 57.7 0.8 32.5 0.7 9.6 0.4
At least some college 100,978 76.1 56.8 0.7 34.3 0.6 8.8 0.3
Employment statusb Employed 143,464 66.3 56.4 0.6 33.4 0.5 10.1 0.4
Not employed 34,554 72.3 55.5 1.0 31.4 0.8 12.8 0.6
Health insurance, age 18-64 Any private 133,248 72.8 56.7 0.6 33.9 0.5 9.4 0.3
Public only 15,754 75.6 55.6 1.4 28.5 1.1 15.6 0.9
Uninsured 29,015 38.4 52.8 1.5 30.1 1.3 16.7 1.1
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 9,806 82.0 64.4 1.8 28.8 1.4 6.8 0.9
Medicare and private 20,483 90.2 59.9 1.3 34.0 1.1 5.8 0.5
Medicare and other public 3,694 87.6 62.3 2.5 28.7 2.1 8.6 1.2
Family incomec Negative/poor 22,438 64.0 56.3 1.3 28.2 1.0 15.2 0.8
Near poor/low 36,903 64.0 56.0 1.1 31.8 0.9 11.9 0.6
Middle 65,336 68.3 56.4 0.9 33.4 0.7 10.1 0.5
High 87,632 76.7 58.3 0.8 33.8 0.7 7.8 0.4
Residence locationd Metropolitan-large 114,727 69.4 55.4 0.6 33.8 0.6 10.6 0.4
Metropolitan-small 62,817 72.7 59.0 0.8 32.2 0.7 8.7 0.5
Micropolitan 22,989 71.5 60.1 1.5 31.0 1.3 8.8 0.7
Noncore-adjacent 7,618 69.6 55.5 2.3 32.4 2.0 12.0 1.1
Noncore-not adjacent 4,159 71.1 64.7 2.0 27.6 1.3 7.5 1.2
Perceived health status Excellent/very good/good 184,810 68.7 58.1 0.5 32.7 0.4 9.0 0.3
Fair/Poor 27,482 84.0 52.0 1.0 33.5 0.9 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.

b Employment status for persons age 18-64 only.

c Negative/poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, over the poverty line to just below 200 percent of the poverty line; middle, 200 percent to just below 400 percent of the poverty line; and high, 400 percent of the poverty line and over.

d See the MEPS entry in the Data Sources section of the Measure Specifications Appendix for more information.

e Total adult population, age 18 and over. Numbers are adjusted for nonresponses and may not add to total due to missing or rounding.

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality or confidentiality.

Key: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; NHOPI: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

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