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2006 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 4.14
Hospital patients age 18 and over who reported sometimes or never having good communications about medications, United States, 2005
Population group 2005
Percent Standard error
Race White only 25.7 0.2
Black only 24.0 0.6
Asian only 22.8 1.5
NHOPI only 18.2 3.8
AI/AN only 22.8 2.4
Multiple races 26.3 1.6
Ethnicity Hispanic, all races 22.2 0.5
Non-Hispanic, all races 26.4 0.2
Educationa Less than high school 23.3 0.5
High school graduate 24.9 0.3
At least some college 27.1 0.2
Language at home English 26.3 0.2
Spanish 20.1 0.8
Other 22.2 1.3

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.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, National CAHPS Benchmarking Database.

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