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Table 14_1_1-4a

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_1.4a
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, 2006
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 32.50.433.10.526.40.837.12.5DSUDSU24.
65 and over30.10.930.
Family incomebNegative/poor29.
Near poor/low31.50.932.
EducationcLess than high school29.00.930.
High school graduate30.60.631.50.724.01.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college34.60.534.90.629.41.437.53.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed33.30.533.90.626.
Not employed32.10.832.60.927.81.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private33.50.533.90.626.
Public only30.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only29.31.530.21.624.33.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private31.
Medicare and other public24.
Residence locationdMetropolitan32.40.433.00.526.70.937.42.7DSUDSUDSUDSU36.23.6
  Large central metro31.90.732.60.926.
  Large fringe metro32.80.833.20.826.
  Medium metro33.30.833.80.926.62.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro30.81.431.11.529.43.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish32.30.432.90.526.30.840.43.5DSUDSU24.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good32.20.432.70.525.
Activity limitationsdBasic activities33.40.834.00.928.21.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities33.
Neither basic nor complex activities32.30.432.80.526.

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.

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_1-4a: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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