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Table 4.1b
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, 2002
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   210,321 71.8 54.4 0.5 34.6 0.4 10.8 0.3
Race White, single race 173,470 72.9 53.9 0.5 35.4 0.4 10.4 0.3
Black, single race 23,576 67.3 61.9 1.2 26.3 1.1 11.4 0.7
AI/AN, single race 1,756 69.4 55.9 4.3 25.6 3.1 18.4 2.9
Asian, single race 8,701 62.8 47.4 2.8 37.8 2.2 14.5 1.6
NHOPI, single race DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Multiple races 2,249 77.2 45.7 3.8 40.3 3.0 13.8 2.3
Ethnicity Hispanic, all races 25,684 54.9 56.6 1.0 27.5 0.8 15.6 0.8
Non-Hispanic, all races 184,637 74.2 54.2 0.5 35.3 0.4 10.3 0.3
Non-Hispanic, White 148,725 75.9 53.6 0.5 36.4 0.4 9.8 0.3
Non-Hispanic, Black 23,227 67.2 61.7 1.3 26.4 1.1 11.5 0.7
Non-Hispanic, other 12,685 66.3 48.2 2.1 36.8 1.6 14.7 1.3
Gender Male 101,083 63.0 55.0 0.7 34.2 0.6 10.6 0.4
Female 109,238 80.0 54.0 0.6 34.8 0.5 11.0 0.3
Age 18-44 109,368 63.2 51.0 0.6 35.7 0.6 13.1 0.4
45-64 67,058 77.9 55.5 0.7 34.6 0.6 9.7 0.4
65 and over 33,895 88.2 60.4 1.0 31.9 0.9 7.4 0.5
Educationb Less than high school 44,153 65.3 55.9 0.9 30.4 0.8 13.4 0.6
High school graduate 68,761 69.0 55.2 0.7 33.6 0.6 10.9 0.4
At least some college 96,078 76.8 53.3 0.7 36.8 0.5 9.7 0.4
Employment statusc Employed 142,060 67.2 52.8 0.5 35.8 0.5 11.2 0.3
Not employed 34,356 75.4 53.7 0.9 33.0 0.7 13.2 0.6
Health insurance, ages 18-64 Any private 134,138 73.5 52.9 0.6 36.6 0.5 10.4 0.3
Public only 14,759 75.5 57.1 1.2 27.0 1.0 15.6 1.0
Uninsured 27,530 41.7 49.8 1.5 30.9 1.1 18.8 1.1
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 9,670 86.1 60.4 1.8 30.6 1.5 8.7 0.9
Medicare and private 20,289 89.6 59.9 1.3 33.4 1.1 6.6 0.6
Medicare and other public 3,663 88.2 63.5 2.5 27.5 2.1 8.6 1.1
Family incomed Negative/poor 21,994 66.7 54.8 1.1 29.1 0.9 15.7 0.9
Near poor/low 35,754 66.3 54.7 1.1 32.4 0.9 12.5 0.6
Middle 66,057 68.9 53.8 0.8 34.8 0.7 11.2 0.5
High 86,516 77.6 54.6 0.7 36.3 0.6 8.9 0.3
Residence locatione Metropolitan-large 114,407 71.2 53.0 0.6 35.1 0.6 11.6 0.4
Metropolitan-small 61,370 72.4 56.4 1.0 33.5 0.7 10.0 0.5
Micropolitan 23,123 73.8 56.3 1.2 34.5 1.1 8.9 0.6
Noncore-adjacent 7,840 70.8 53.3 1.9 35.6 1.7 10.8 1.0
Noncore-not adjacent 3,582 71.5 54.4 4.2 33.4 2.8 12.2 2.3
Perceived health status Excellent/very good/good 182,830 69.6 55.4 0.5 34.7 0.4 9.8 0.3
Fair/poor 27,491 87.1 49.1 0.9 34.1 0.8 16.5 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.

e 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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