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Table 12_1_1-3b

2008 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 12_1_1.3b
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers always listened carefully, explained things clearly, respected what they had to say, and spent enough time with them,a by ethnicity, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNon-HispanicHispanic, all races
All racesWhiteBlack
65 and over62.80.962.70.962.
Family incomebNegative/poor53.41.354.21.553.21.956.82.649.32.7
Near poor/low56.
EducationcLess than high school56.
High school graduate58.20.858.30.858.40.961.31.956.52.6
At least some college56.40.656.60.756.50.761.11.954.32.3
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed56.30.656.70.656.70.760.91.551.81.7
Not employed52.40.953.
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private56.80.557.00.657.00.661.61.654.42.0
Public only51.21.451.61.749.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only63.21.963.**
Medicare and private63.**
Medicare and other public61.
Residence locationdMetropolitan56.70.557.10.557.20.660.81.452.41.6
  Large central metro55.10.855.
  Large fringe metro58.60.958.
  Medium metro57.30.957.
  Small metro54.61.554.81.554.61.661.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish57.50.557.50.557.30.560.91.457.82.2
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good58.20.558.70.558.80.562.01.552.61.7
Activity limitationsdBasic activities53.
Complex activities49.41.349.51.448.11.656.
Neither basic nor complex activities57.90.558.50.658.70.661.61.552.21.6

a For the percentage estimates, the weights are adjusted for nonresponse based on how many of the four 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 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.

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

* - 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 September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 12_1_1-3b: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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