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Table 4.2b
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, 2002
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   72,403 76.5 72.5 0.7 20.6 0.6 6.7 0.3
Race White, single race 55,942 78.1 72.8 0.7 20.7 0.6 6.5 0.4
Black, single race 11,069 71.4 75.4 1.8 17.5 1.7 7.1 0.7
AI/AN, single race 810 62.1 DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Asian, single race 2,548 66.6 61.2 4.4 28.4 2.9 10.2 2.6
NHOPI, single race DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Multiple races 1,740 76.1 60.3 4.3 29.4 3.6 10.1 2.3
Ethnicity Hispanic, all races 13,248 66.1 68.4 1.6 21.3 1.2 10.2 0.8
Non-Hispanic, all races 59,155 78.8 73.3 0.8 20.5 0.7 6.1 0.4
Non-Hispanic, White 43,321 81.8 74.0 0.8 20.4 0.7 5.6 0.4
Non-Hispanic, Black 10,804 71.3 75.4 1.9 17.4 1.7 7.1 0.7
Non-Hispanic, other 5,030 69.0 62.0 3.0 28.3 2.2 9.4 1.6
Gender Male 37,064 76.4 72.2 0.9 21.1 0.8 6.6 0.4
Female 35,340 76.6 72.9 0.8 20.1 0.7 6.9 0.4
Age 0-5 23,089 86.8 72.6 1.0 20.6 0.9 6.9 0.5
6-17 49,314 71.6 72.5 0.8 20.7 0.7 6.7 0.4
Health insurance Any private 47,778 80.9 73.8 0.8 20.8 0.7 5.3 0.4
Public only 19,306 71.4 69.7 1.4 19.7 1.1 10.6 0.8
Uninsured 5,319 55.0 69.6 2.6 22.7 2.3 7.3 1.3
Family incomeb Negative/poor 12,389 66.9 68.1 1.7 20.6 1.5 11.3 1.0
Near poor/low 15,400 71.1 71.1 1.4 19.5 1.2 9.3 0.8
Middle 24,908 78.0 71.7 1.1 22.1 0.9 6.2 0.6
High 19,705 84.7 76.8 1.2 19.7 1.0 3.4 0.4
Residence locationc Metropolitan-large 40,406 75.5 72.3 0.9 20.7 0.8 7.0 0.5
Metropolitan-small 21,220 78.9 72.1 1.4 21.2 1.2 6.7 0.6
Micropolitan 7,169 75.4 76.1 2.1 18.3 1.8 5.6 0.7
Noncore 3,608 75.3 71.4 3.0 21.4 2.7 7.0 1.1
Perceived health status Excellent/very good/good 70,784 76.2 72.7 0.7 20.7 0.6 6.6 0.3
Fair/poor 1,619 88.5 67.1 3.2 19.0 2.6 13.9 2.2
CSHCNd Yes 14,075 90.2 71.5 1.3 20.2 1.0 8.2 0.7
No 57,714 73.1 73.0 0.8 20.7 0.7 6.3 0.3

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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