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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,a United States, 2004
Population group Total population (in thousands)f Percent had visit Composite measure
Always Usually Sometimes or never
Percent Standard error Percent Standard error Percent Standard error
Total   214,699 71.2 56.7 0.5 33.6 0.4 9.6 0.3
Race White, single race 175,481 72.4 56.1 0.6 34.7 0.5 9.0 0.3
Black, single race 24,623 66.7 63.9 1.4 24.6 1.1 11.3 0.8
AI/AN, single race 1,558 62.8 DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Asian, single race 9,266 62.3 51.1 2.5 34.4 2.1 14.3 1.5
NHOPI, single race DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Multiple races 3,038 70.3 52.3 3.9 33.3 3.1 14.4 2.3
Ethnicity Hispanic, all races 27,098 51.9 52.8 1.3 34.6 1.2 12.2 0.6
Non-Hispanic, all races 187,601 73.9 57.0 0.5 33.5 0.5 9.3 0.3
Non-Hispanic, White 149,781 76.0 56.5 0.6 34.7 0.5 8.7 0.3
Non-Hispanic, Black 23,920 66.9 64.3 1.4 24.5 1.1 11.0 0.8
Non-Hispanic, other 13,900 63.8 51.2 2.1 34.1 1.7 14.4 1.2
Gender Male 103,415 62.5 57.2 0.7 33.4 0.6 9.3 0.4
Female 111,284 79.2 56.3 0.6 33.7 0.5 9.8 0.3
Age 18-44 109,143 62.3 54.4 0.7 33.7 0.6 11.7 0.4
45-64 70,759 76.5 57.1 0.7 34.2 0.7 8.5 0.4
65 and over 34,796 88.7 61.1 1.0 32.1 0.9 6.6 0.4
Educationb Less than high school 39,837 62.6 57.2 0.9 29.7 0.9 12.8 0.6
High school graduate 69,329 68.8 56.4 0.7 33.5 0.7 9.9 0.5
At least some college 104,276 76.2 56.7 0.7 34.8 0.6 8.4 0.3
Employment statusc Employed 144,393 66.8 55.8 0.6 34.3 0.5 9.8 0.3
Not employed 35,464 72.3 54.9 0.9 32.6 0.9 12.2 0.6
Health insurance, ages 18-64 Any private 134,100 73.5 56.7 0.6 34.6 0.5 8.6 0.3
Public only 16,261 74.5 53.6 1.4 29.7 1.1 16.4 0.9
Uninsured 29,541 38.4 47.8 1.7 33.0 1.4 18.8 1.2
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 9,947 85.3 62.2 1.7 30.3 1.5 7.3 0.9
Medicare and private 20,731 90.5 59.9 1.3 33.9 1.2 6.0 0.6
Medicare and other public 3,874 90.2 64.7 2.3 26.2 1.9 8.6 1.3
Family incomed Negative/poor 23,240 62.7 54.9 1.4 29.0 1.2 15.8 0.9
Near poor/low 36,771 66.0 57.2 1.1 31.4 1.0 11.0 0.6
Middle 67,848 68.2 55.0 0.8 35.0 0.8 9.8 0.4
High 86,840 77.9 57.9 0.8 34.3 0.7 7.6 0.4
Residence locatione Metropolitan-large 116,093 70.3 55.9 0.7 33.8 0.6 10.1 0.3
Metropolitan-small 61,514 72.3 57.8 1.0 33.6 0.8 8.5 0.5
Micropolitan 23,929 72.1 57.1 1.6 32.7 1.3 9.9 0.9
Noncore-adjacent 9,125 71.9 56.2 2.3 32.8 2.2 11.0 1.1
Noncore-not adjacent 4,038 72.0 57.9 2.1 35.1 2.3 7.0 0.8
Perceived health status Excellent/very good/good 185,793 69.0 58.1 0.6 33.1 0.5 8.7 0.3
Fair/poor 28,866 85.6 49.0 1.0 36.4 0.9 14.3 0.6

a For the percent estimates, the weights are adjusted for nonresponse based on how many of the 4 questions had a response.

b 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.

c Employment status for persons ages 18-64 only.

d 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 For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix A, Data Sources.

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