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Table 12_1_9-4a

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_9.4a
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers usually spent enough time with them, by race, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalSingle raceMultiple races
65 and over34.********
Family incomeaNegative/poor34.61.638.01.824.32.6********
Near poor/low35.91.336.51.533.32.9********
EducationbLess than high school33.********
High school graduate35.30.935.********
At least some college39.60.739.70.836.******
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed38.30.638.40.735.21.942.03.4****40.94.9
Not employed37.******
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private38.40.638.40.734.81.844.23.4****43.65.0
Public only36.91.540.31.728.72.7********
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only30.********
Medicare and private36.21.536.21.630.64.4********
Medicare and other public32.********
Residence locationcMetropolitan37.50.638.10.632.11.540.32.7****37.44.2
  Large central metro37.20.838.******
  Large fringe metro37.******
  Medium metro38.********
  Small metro37.91.538.81.725.13.8********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish36.80.537.30.631.71.441.03.7****39.33.8
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good37.20.537.60.632.61.740.02.9****38.14.4
Activity limitationscBasic activities37.********
Complex activities37.81.540.11.827.23.0********
Neither basic nor complex activities37.30.537.50.633.61.641.33.0****38.54.7

a 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.

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.

* - 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_9-4a: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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