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2006 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 4.2a
Among 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, 2003
        Composite measure
    Total population (in thousands)d   Always Usually Sometimes/never
Population group Percent had visit Percent Standard error Percent Standard error Percent Standard error
Total 72,922 76.2 74.6 0.8 19.3 0.7 6.1 0.3
Race White only 56,530 77.6 74.9 0.9 19.5 0.8 5.5 0.4
Black only 11,253 72.5 76.9 1.9 15.5 1.7 7.5 0.9
AI/AN only 546 DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Asian only 2,594 68.8 60.2 4.1 27.1 3.3 12.5 3.0
NHOPI only 199 DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Multiple races 1,800 74.5 68.8 4.1 24.3 3.7 6.7 1.6
Ethnicity Hispanic, all races 13,740 67.6 71.8 1.6 19.7 1.4 8.4 0.7
Non-Hispanic, all races 59,182 78.3 75.1 0.9 19.2 0.8 5.6 0.4
Non-Hispanic, White 43,386 80.7 75.8 1.0 19.3 0.8 4.8 0.4
Non-Hispanic, Black 10,981 72.6 76.7 1.9 15.8 1.7 7.5 0.9
Non-Hispanic, other 4,815 69.6 64.4 2.8 26.1 2.3 9.4 1.7
Gender Male 37,334 75.3 74.6 1.0 19.2 0.8 6.1 0.4
Female 35,588 77.3 74.5 1.0 19.4 0.9 6.0 0.4
Age 0-5 23,067 88.2 74.9 1.2 18.7 1.0 6.4 0.5
6-17 49,855 70.7 74.4 0.9 19.6 0.8 5.9 0.4
Health insurance Any private 47,406 79.9 76.0 1.0 19.2 0.9 4.7 0.4
Public only 20,487 73.0 71.2 1.4 19.4 1.1 9.4 0.7
Uninsured 5,030 55.3 73.9 2.7 19.6 2.3 6.4 1.2
Family incomea Negative/poor 12,756 70.5 70.3 1.9 20.2 1.6 9.5 0.9
Near poor/low income 15,671 69.5 71.1 1.5 20.1 1.2 8.8 1.0
Middle income 24,044 76.5 74.4 1.4 20.2 1.2 5.4 0.6
High income 20,451 84.7 79.2 1.3 17.4 1.1 3.3 0.4
Residence locationb Metropolitan-large 40,713 76.5 75.2 1.1 18.7 1.0 6.0 0.4
Metropolitan-small 21,378 75.5 73.6 1.7 19.8 1.3 6.6 0.7
Micropolitan 6,930 77.0 75.0 2.0 19.2 1.9 5.7 0.8
Noncore 3,901 76.4 72.4 3.1 22.6 2.5 5.0 1.3
Perceived health status Excellent/very good/good 71,327 76.0 74.8 0.9 19.3 0.7 5.9 0.3
Fair/Poor 1,594 85.2 65.1 3.3 20.7 2.6 14.2 2.4
CSHCNc Yes 14,164 88.5 73.6 1.4 19.3 1.1 7.1 0.6
No 58,052 73.1 75.0 0.9 19.2 0.8 5.8 0.4

a 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.

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

c Unknown is not shown.

d Total child population. 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; CSHCN: children with special health care needs.

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

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