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Table 14_1_2-1

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_2.1
Children 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 or their parents had to say, and spent enough time with them,a United States, 2006
    AlwaysUsuallySometimes or never
Population groupTotal population (in thousands)dPercent with visitPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 73,69076.875.70.919.
RaceWhite, single race56,13777.675.
Black, single race10,97176.377.61.717.
Asian, single race2,96565.067.14.429.
Multiple races2,43375.775.
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races58,69678.776.
Non-Hispanic, White42,06980.476.
Non-Hispanic, Black10,70576.178.11.717.
Hispanic, all races14,99469.372.11.520.
Family incomebNegative/poor13,01074.475.11.717.
Near poor/low15,70768.871.81.621.
Health insuranceAny private46,52479.777.
Public only22,59874.673.51.318.
Residence locationcMetropolitan62,15277.175.90.919.
  Large central metro22,37374.475.21.619.
  Large fringe metro18,87479.579.31.716.
  Medium metro14,60076.872.
  Small metro6,30580.374.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish62,73079.076.50.918.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good72,16876.576.00.919.

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

d Total child population estimated by using the adjusted weight. Numbers of subpopulation categories 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; CSHCN: children with special health care needs; 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_2-1: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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