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Table 14_1_9-3d

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_9.3d
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers always spent enough time with them, by education,a United States, 2006
  TotalLess than high schoolHigh school graduateAt least some college
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 49.20.652.
65 and over56.
RaceWhite, single race49.30.752.21.451.
Black, single race52.41.556.52.452.72.350.32.4
Asian, single race38.82.7DSUDSUDSUDSU40.93.1
Multiple races41.65.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races49.80.654.71.452.
Non-Hispanic, White50.00.755.51.752.
Non-Hispanic, Black52.51.556.72.452.42.350.72.4
Hispanic, all races43.61.544.
Family incomebNegative/poor49.21.552.
Near poor/low48.31.348.
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed47.30.846.71.950.21.446.20.9
Not employed47.
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private48.20.852.
Public only44.21.645.02.347.02.538.93.3
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only59.12.459.13.561.23.656.73.8
Medicare and private55.91.465.93.354.22.553.62.1
Medicare and other public55.
Residence locationcMetropolitan49.00.752.31.450.
  Large central metro48.
  Large fringe metro49.
  Medium metro48.51.453.92.847.
  Small metro53.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish49.80.654.31.452.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good50.20.754.31.652.
Activity limitationscBasic activities46.
Complex activities45.21.651.42.448.22.436.82.9
Neither basic nor complex activities49.70.752.11.551.

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_9-3d: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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