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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, showed respect for what they had to say, and spent enough time with them,a United States, 2004
Population group Total population (in thousands)e Percent had visit Composite measure
Always Usually Sometimes or never
Percent Standard error Percent Standard error Percent Standard error
Total   73,005 76.2 75.4 0.7 18.9 0.7 5.7 0.3
Race White, single race 56,370 77.4 75.3 0.8 19.2 0.7 5.4 0.3
Black, single race 11,161 71.0 77.4 2.0 16.4 1.7 6.3 0.8
AI/AN, single race DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Asian, single race 2,732 75.4 71.8 3.7 20.5 3.5 7.6 2.3
NHOPI, single race DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Multiple races 1,943 76.9 70.2 4.6 21.9 3.6 7.9 1.8
Ethnicity Hispanic, all races 14,349 67.8 72.0 1.4 20.0 1.2 7.9 0.7
Non-Hispanic, all races 58,655 78.2 76.1 0.8 18.7 0.8 5.2 0.4
Non-Hispanic, White 42,763 80.5 76.2 0.9 19.0 0.9 4.8 0.4
Non-Hispanic, Black 10,869 70.8 77.3 2.0 16.4 1.8 6.3 0.9
Non-Hispanic, other 5,023 74.6 71.9 2.6 20.7 2.4 7.3 1.5
Gender Male 37,221 76.1 75.3 0.9 18.5 0.8 6.1 0.4
Female 35,783 76.3 75.4 0.9 19.3 0.9 5.2 0.4
Age 0-5 23,367 88.1 75.7 1.0 18.1 0.9 6.1 0.6
6-17 49,638 70.5 75.1 0.9 19.4 0.8 5.4 0.4
Health insurance Any private 46,795 79.8 77.0 0.8 18.9 0.8 4.1 0.3
Public only 20,982 73.9 71.9 1.3 19.2 1.0 8.8 0.8
Uninsured 5,228 52.4 72.3 3.6 18.2 3.2 9.5 1.6
Family incomeb Negative/poor 13,307 71.2 70.6 1.7 20.2 1.4 9.1 0.9
Near poor/low 15,556 71.1 73.6 1.5 18.9 1.4 7.5 0.9
Middle 23,810 74.3 74.9 1.4 19.7 1.3 5.4 0.5
High 20,332 85.4 79.6 1.2 17.4 1.1 3.0 0.4
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 40,984 77.1 75.5 1.0 18.3 0.8 6.2 0.5
Metropolitan-small 19,972 76.1 74.7 1.6 20.7 1.6 4.5 0.5
Micropolitan 7,139 72.7 77.5 2.1 16.7 1.9 5.7 1.1
Noncore 4,909 73.2 73.9 3.2 19.8 2.6 6.2 1.4
Perceived health status Excellent/very good/good 71,506 75.9 75.6 0.7 18.8 0.7 5.5 0.3
Fair/poor 1,499 90.1 65.0 3.4 22.6 2.8 12.4 2.2
CSHCNd Yes 13,793 89.5 71.8 1.3 20.9 1.1 7.2 0.7
No 58,753 73.0 76.5 0.8 18.2 0.7 5.2 0.4

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

b 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.

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

d Unknown is not shown.

e Total child population. 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. 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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