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Table 4.9b
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 spent enough time with them, United States, 2002
Population group Total population (in thousands)e Percent had visit Health providers spent enough time
Always Usually Sometimes or never
Percent Standard error Percent Standard error Percent Standard error
Total   211,389 72.0 45.8 0.6 39.0 0.5 15.3 0.4
Race White, single race 174,268 73.0 45.2 0.6 40.0 0.5 14.8 0.4
Black, single race 23,794 67.6 53.0 1.5 31.1 1.3 15.9 1.0
AI/AN, single race 1,765 69.5 49.0 4.6 28.8 3.9 22.2 3.3
Asian, single race 8,739 63.0 41.2 3.0 38.8 2.7 20.0 2.1
NHOPI, single race DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Multiple races 2,254 77.2 37.9 4.5 40.4 4.2 21.7 4.0
Ethnicity Hispanic, all races 25,849 55.2 46.3 1.2 32.1 1.2 21.6 1.3
Non-Hispanic, all races 185,541 74.3 45.7 0.6 39.6 0.5 14.6 0.4
Non-Hispanic, White 149,367 76.0 45.1 0.6 41.0 0.6 14.0 0.4
Non-Hispanic, Black 23,442 67.5 53.0 1.4 31.1 1.3 15.9 1.0
Non-Hispanic, other 12,731 66.4 41.8 2.4 37.5 2.1 20.7 1.7
Gender Male 101,486 63.2 46.9 0.8 38.2 0.7 14.9 0.5
Female 109,904 80.1 45.0 0.7 39.5 0.6 15.5 0.5
Age 18-44 109,805 63.3 41.3 0.7 39.5 0.7 19.2 0.6
45-64 67,411 78.0 47.3 0.8 39.6 0.7 13.1 0.5
65 and over 34,173 88.3 53.7 1.2 36.4 1.1 9.8 0.7
Educationa Less than high school 44,519 65.6 48.3 1.1 34.4 1.0 17.3 0.9
High school graduate 69,198 69.2 47.1 0.8 38.2 0.8 14.7 0.6
At least some college 96,344 76.9 44.0 0.7 41.2 0.7 14.8 0.5
Employment statusb Employed 142,664 67.3 43.3 0.6 40.2 0.6 16.4 0.5
Not employed 34,543 75.5 45.9 1.1 37.1 1.0 17.1 0.8
Health insurance, ages 18-64 Any private 134,592 73.6 43.5 0.6 41.2 0.6 15.3 0.5
Public only 14,896 75.8 49.9 1.4 30.4 1.4 19.7 1.3
Uninsured 27,728 42.2 41.3 1.7 34.0 1.6 24.7 1.4
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 9,790 86.3 53.4 2.2 35.4 1.9 11.2 1.6
Medicare and private 20,417 89.7 52.6 1.6 38.5 1.5 9.0 0.9
Medicare and other public 3,692 88.3 60.7 2.8 27.9 2.7 11.4 1.7
Family incomec Negative/poor 22,136 66.9 47.3 1.3 32.2 1.2 20.5 1.1
Near poor/low 36,048 66.6 46.1 1.2 37.6 1.1 16.4 0.8
Middle 66,429 69.1 45.4 1.0 38.7 0.9 15.9 0.7
High 86,776 77.6 45.6 0.8 41.0 0.8 13.3 0.5
Residence locationd Metropolitan-large 114,937 71.3 43.7 0.8 39.6 0.8 16.7 0.5
Metropolitan-small 61,731 72.6 48.1 1.0 37.8 0.8 14.0 0.8
Micropolitan 23,250 73.9 49.6 1.4 37.7 1.3 12.7 0.8
Noncore-adjacent 7,878 71.0 44.6 1.9 41.7 2.1 13.7 1.2
Noncore-not adjacent 3,593 71.6 47.3 5.1 39.7 3.5 13.0 2.4
Perceived health status Excellent/very good/good 183,616 69.7 46.5 0.6 39.2 0.5 14.3 0.4
Fair/poor 27,773 87.3 41.8 1.1 37.6 1.1 20.6 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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