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Table 4.7a
Among adults age 18 and over who reported going to a doctor's office or clinic in the last 12 months, percent distribution of how often their health providers showed respect for what they had to say, United States, 2004
Population group Total population (in thousands)e Percent had visit Health providers showed respect
Always Usually Sometimes or never
Percent Standard error Percent Standard error Percent Standard error
Total   215,999 71.4 61.1 0.6 31.1 0.6 7.9 0.3
Race White, single race 176,363 72.6 60.6 0.6 32.0 0.6 7.5 0.3
Black, single race 24,931 67.1 69.0 1.6 22.6 1.2 8.4 0.9
AI/AN, single race 1,564 62.9 DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Asian, single race 9,329 62.6 53.1 2.9 35.7 2.7 11.2 1.6
NHOPI, single race DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Multiple races 3,071 70.6 56.1 4.3 29.3 4.0 14.6 3.1
Ethnicity Hispanic, all races 27,378 52.4 60.0 1.4 30.9 1.3 9.1 0.6
Non-Hispanic, all races 188,622 74.1 61.2 0.6 31.1 0.6 7.7 0.3
Non-Hispanic, White 150,409 76.1 60.6 0.7 32.1 0.7 7.3 0.3
Non-Hispanic, Black 24,207 67.3 69.3 1.6 22.5 1.2 8.2 0.9
Non-Hispanic, other 14,006 64.1 53.7 2.4 33.8 2.2 12.5 1.4
Gender Male 103,946 62.7 61.6 0.8 30.8 0.7 7.6 0.4
Female 112,053 79.4 60.7 0.7 31.3 0.7 8.0 0.3
Age 18-44 109,629 62.5 59.3 0.8 31.5 0.8 9.2 0.5
45-64 71,233 76.7 60.8 0.9 31.7 0.9 7.5 0.4
65 and over 35,137 88.9 65.7 1.1 28.9 0.9 5.5 0.5
Educationa Less than high school 40,215 62.9 62.1 1.1 27.0 1.1 10.9 0.7
High school graduate 69,784 69.0 59.8 0.9 31.6 0.8 8.6 0.5
At least some college 104,709 76.3 61.5 0.8 32.0 0.8 6.4 0.4
Employment statusb Employed 145,008 66.9 60.3 0.7 31.9 0.7 7.8 0.4
Not employed 35,809 72.5 58.6 1.2 30.6 1.1 10.8 0.7
Health insurance, ages 18-64 Any private 134,590 73.6 61.1 0.7 32.2 0.7 6.7 0.3
Public only 16,485 74.8 57.5 1.7 27.8 1.4 14.7 1.0
Uninsured 29,787 38.9 52.7 1.9 30.5 1.7 16.8 1.4
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 10,015 85.4 65.1 2.0 29.5 1.9 5.4 1.0
Medicare and private 20,890 90.5 65.1 1.5 29.8 1.4 5.1 0.7
Medicare and other public 3,985 90.5 70.6 2.4 21.5 2.0 7.8 1.7
Family incomec Negative/poor 23,527 63.2 59.2 1.6 26.9 1.5 13.9 1.0
Near poor/low 37,172 66.4 62.0 1.2 29.0 1.1 9.1 0.7
Middle 68,157 68.3 59.2 1.0 32.7 1.0 8.1 0.5
High 87,144 78.0 62.5 0.8 31.6 0.8 6.0 0.4
Residence locationd Metropolitan-large 116,818 70.5 60.5 0.8 31.5 0.8 8.0 0.4
Metropolitan-small 61,870 72.5 62.4 1.1 30.6 1.0 7.0 0.5
Micropolitan 24,112 72.3 61.4 1.7 30.2 1.6 8.4 0.9
Noncore-adjacent 9,153 72.0 59.1 2.4 30.1 2.1 10.8 1.5
Noncore-not adjacent 4,047 72.0 59.9 2.6 34.0 2.6 6.0 1.4
Perceived health status Excellent/very good/good 186,777 69.1 62.7 0.6 30.4 0.6 6.9 0.3
Fair/poor 29,182 85.8 52.8 1.2 34.4 1.1 12.8 0.8

a 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.

b Employment status for persons ages 18-64 only.

c 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.

e Total adult population, age 18 and over. Numbers 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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