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Table 4.5d
Among adults age 18 and over who reported going to a doctor's office or clinic in the last 12 months, percent whose health providers always explained things clearly, Medicare fee for service, by State, 2003 and 2004
  2004 2003
State Percent Standard error Percent Standard error
Alabama 69.5 1.1 69.2 1.1
Alaska 68.9 2.6 70.2 2.4
Arizona 63.9 1.5 65.5 1.5
Arkansas 68.3 1.3 67.5 1.3
California 66.7 0.9 67.7 0.9
Colorado 67.7 1.5 67.6 1.5
Connecticut 65.6 1.5 69.9 1.4
Delaware 67.6 1.5 67.5 1.5
District of Columbia 67.2 2.2 72.1 2.0
Florida 64.8 0.7 66.5 0.7
Georgia 68.6 1.0 67.9 1.0
Hawaii 75.1 2.1 71.4 2.2
Idaho 68.6 1.6 66.3 1.8
Illinois 67.9 1.1 70.7 1.1
Indiana 66.3 0.9 68.8 0.9
Iowa 68.9 1.3 67.7 1.3
Kansas 66.6 1.3 67.9 1.4
Kentucky 64.9 1.1 67.4 1.1
Louisiana 70.7 1.2 73.5 1.2
Maine 70.5 1.3 73.9 1.2
Maryland 65.5 1.2 67.7 1.2
Massachusetts 71.8 1.2 73.2 1.2
Michigan 66.0 0.9 68.5 0.8
Minnesota 67.3 1.2 69.0 1.1
Mississippi 70.5 1.2 70.0 1.2
Missouri 66.4 1.0 68.3 1.0
Montana 69.7 2.4 74.0 2.2
Nebraska 70.1 1.5 70.1 1.5
Nevada 63.0 2.0 65.5 2.0
New Hampshire 72.9 1.5 70.5 1.4
New Jersey 67.6 1.0 69.0 1.0
New Mexico 66.0 1.5 65.1 1.5
New York 67.0 0.8 67.7 0.8
North Carolina 68.7 0.9 69.2 0.9
North Dakota 65.2 1.5 67.1 1.4
Ohio 67.1 0.8 68.8 0.8
Oklahoma 68.4 1.3 68.1 1.3
Oregon 66.9 1.5 68.0 1.5
Pennsylvania 67.9 0.8 69.0 0.8
Puerto Rico 63.0 2.4 67.3 2.2
Rhode Island 69.5 2.1 73.6 2.0
South Carolina 68.7 1.2 70.4 1.0
South Dakota 65.2 1.7 69.1 2.4
Tennessee 68.5 1.0 70.1 1.0
Texas 67.3 0.7 70.0 0.7
Utah 65.1 1.9 63.3 1.9
Vermont 70.6 2.3 76.2 2.2
Virgin Islands 68.7 3.1 65.8 3.2
Virginia 67.8 1.0 70.4 1.0
Washington 66.4 1.2 66.0 1.2
West Virginia 69.0 1.3 68.6 1.3
Wisconsin 68.6 1.0 69.5 1.0
Wyoming 66.2 2.5 73.8 2.2

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

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