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Table 14_1_9-5b

2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

The National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) is a comprehensive national overview of quality of health care in the United States. It is organized around four dimensions of quality of care: effectiveness, patient safety, timeliness, and patient centeredness.

Table 14_1_9.5b
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never spent enough time with them, by ethnicity, United States, 2006
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 13.90.413.80.413.00.514.
65 and over9.
Family incomeaNegative/poor17.
Near poor/low17.
EducationbLess than high school15.90.916.
High school graduate14.50.614.00.613.10.717.81.519.02.2
At least some college13.00.512.90.512.30.612.81.414.61.8
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed14.60.514.50.513.80.614.
Not employed16.60.816.40.915.
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private13.40.513.30.512.60.612.71.314.31.4
Public only23.01.523.61.725.22.419.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only9.
Medicare and private8.
Medicare and other public15.
Residence locationcMetropolitan14.00.413.80.513.00.514.
  Large central metro14.70.814.60.813.
  Large fringe metro13.70.713.60.812.40.815.12.715.12.5
  Medium metro14.00.813.90.913.
  Small metro12.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish13.60.413.50.413.00.514.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good12.80.412.60.412.00.513.
Activity limitationscBasic activities16.30.916.
Complex activities19.31.319.61.419.61.619.12.615.63.5
Neither basic nor complex activities13.30.413.00.412.20.513.

a Negative/poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, 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.

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

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: SE: standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.


Current as of March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 14_1_9-5b: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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