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Table 14_1_3-4d

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_3.4d
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers usually listened carefully to them, by education,a United States, 2006
  TotalLess than high schoolHigh school graduateAt least some college
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 32.30.528.
65 and over28.
RaceWhite, single race32.90.629.11.331.
Black, single race24.
Asian, single race39.03.1DSUDSUDSUDSU40.03.7
Multiple races37.44.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races32.20.526.61.329.
Non-Hispanic, White32.90.627.81.630.
Non-Hispanic, Black24.
Hispanic, all races33.31.432.
Family incomebNegative/poor29.91.327.
Near poor/low31.
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed33.80.631.41.930.71.335.50.7
Not employed31.
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private33.70.628.
Public only30.31.427.92.430.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only25.91.728.02.624.72.725.63.2
Medicare and private30.11.424.42.828.12.333.62.1
Medicare and other public23.62.921.43.1DSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan32.30.528.31.430.
  Large central metro31.70.929.
  Large fringe metro33.
  Medium metro32.11.329.03.330.81.833.71.6
  Small metro31.11.525.92.928.83.533.91.9
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish32.00.526.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good32.10.528.21.329.
Activity limitationscBasic activities32.
Complex activities32.31.424.
Neither basic nor complex activities32.30.529.01.429.

a 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.

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.

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_3-4d: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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