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Table 12_1_1-4a

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_1.4a
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers usually listened carefully, explained things clearly, respected what they had to say, and spent enough time with them,a by race, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalSingle raceMultiple races
65 and over30.20.831.20.919.11.7********
Family incomebNegative/poor31.********
Near poor/low32.40.933.********
EducationcLess than high school30.00.931.********
High school graduate32.10.632.90.725.31.7********
At least some college35.00.535.20.629.91.539.22.4******
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed33.90.534.30.528.81.339.32.9****35.64.0
Not employed34.70.836.30.924.61.538.14.5******
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private34.10.534.40.527.91.340.12.8****37.94.0
Public only33.********
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only28.91.630.51.816.63.1********
Medicare and private31.********
Medicare and other public26.********
Residence locationdMetropolitan33.40.434.00.426.****33.63.6
  Large central metro33.50.634.60.727.11.537.03.0******
  Large fringe metro32.40.832.40.928.92.538.14.2******
  Medium metro33.50.834.20.824.81.9********
  Small metro35.31.336.21.424.23.3********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish32.90.433.60.426.****34.13.3
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good33.00.433.50.426.****36.13.8
Activity limitationsdBasic activities33.90.835.********
Complex activities34.********
Neither basic nor complex activities33.10.433.50.527.****35.84.2

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: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; NHOPI: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; 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_1-4a: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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