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Table 14_1_1-1

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_1.1
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers listened carefully, explained things clearly, respected what they had to say, and spent enough time with them,a United States, 2006
    Composite measure
    AlwaysUsuallySometimes or never
Population groupTotal population (in thousands)ePercent with visitPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 220,43070.657.60.532.
65 and over35,59688.362.
RaceWhite, single race179,90671.857.30.533.
Black, single race25,10867.
Asian, single race10,06459.149.62.537.12.513.11.6
AI/AN, single race1,83774.159.26.924.
Multiple races2,86966.348.13.737.
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races191,15573.757.90.532.
Non-Hispanic, White151,86475.857.70.633.
Non-Hispanic, Black24,65667.463.
Hispanic, all races29,27650.354.21.333.
Family incomebNegative/poor23,22462.356.
Near poor/low36,85663.955.
EducationcLess than high school40,04662.
High school graduate67,82366.458.70.830.60.610.60.5
At least some college111,33176.256.70.634.
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed148,55766.356.60.633.
Not employed36,19171.755.
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private136,27073.157.60.633.
Public only16,62473.151.71.430.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only10,83585.762.91.929.
Medicare and private20,59490.762.11.331.
Medicare and other public3,87385.462.62.724.
Residence locationdMetropolitan183,56570.457.60.532.
  Large central metro65,84166.957.20.931.90.710.80.5
  Large fringe metro52,28772.857.70.932.
  Medium metro45,98673.056.90.933.
  Small metro19,45169.360.41.630.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish196,50973.358.00.532.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good192,05668.559.00.532.
Activity limitationsdBasic activities29,39687.753.
Complex activities17,26487.951.81.333.
Neither basic nor complex activities185,71867.858.50.532.

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, 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.

e Total adult population, age 18 and over, estimated by using the adjusted weight. Numbers may not add to total due to missing values or rounding.

DSU - 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 March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 14_1_1-1: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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