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Table 4.5e
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 managed care, by State, 2003 and 2004
  2004 2003
State Percent Standard error Percent Standard error
Alabama 74.0 1.2 74.6 1.3
Arizona 63.5 1.1 64.9 1.1
California 65.1 0.5 64.9 0.8
Colorado 69.5 1.0 69.6 0.9
Connecticut 67.5 1.7 67.6 1.7
District of Columbia 68.4 2.6 67.4 2.6
Florida 65.6 0.6 63.4 0.7
Georgia 65.2 2.6 66.6 1.8
Hawaii 72.1 1.8 77.9 1.7
Idaho 69.6 1.9 72.3 1.6
Illinois 69.1 1.5 68.8 1.5
Indiana 70.9 1.4 69.8 1.4
Iowa 67.3 1.8 70.0 1.7
Kansas 66.3 2.0 67.3 1.9
Kentucky 69.0 2.5 69.4 2.1
Louisiana 74.1 1.4 70.5 1.5
Maryland 66.2 2.2 65.6 2.2
Massachusetts 70.6 0.9 70.1 0.8
Michigan 70.5 1.9 66.4 1.3
Minnesota 68.8 1.1 67.9 1.1
Mississippi DNC DNC 70.7 2.8
Missouri 68.9 1.1 68.4 1.1
Nebraska 72.3 2.4 72.3 2.3
Nevada 60.6 1.8 62.9 1.8
New Hampshire 69.1 2.6 65.7 2.6
New Jersey 65.8 1.3 69.9 1.2
New Mexico 73.7 1.7 70.1 1.5
New York 68.0 0.6 67.6 0.6
North Carolina 71.0 1.8 69.2 1.9
North Dakota 72.8 2.4 71.7 2.4
Ohio 67.7 0.7 70.3 0.7
Oklahoma 69.3 1.7 66.4 1.8
Oregon 70.8 0.8 70.5 0.8
Pennsylvania 70.5 0.7 72.1 0.6
Puerto Rico 55.8 1.9 77.4 1.3
Rhode Island 74.0 1.4 72.6 1.3
Tennessee 74.0 1.4 69.8 1.0
Texas 68.2 0.9 67.2 2.3
Virginia 66.4 1.8 67.1 1.7
Washington 70.6 1.0 68.8 0.9
West Virginia 70.7 1.8 72.3 1.2
Wisconsin 74.2 1.0 72.8 1.1

DNC - Data not collected.

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

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