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Table 14_1_9-5a

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_9.5a
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never spent enough time with them, by race, United States, 2006
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 13.90.413.30.414.
65 and over9.
Family incomeaNegative/poor17.
Near poor/low17.
EducationbLess than high school15.90.915.
High school graduate14.50.613.70.717.51.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college13.00.512.40.512.91.520.92.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed14.60.514.00.514.
Not employed16.60.815.80.917.51.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private13.40.512.80.512.
Public only23.01.523.91.919.62.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only9.
Medicare and private8.
Medicare and other public15.
Residence locationcMetropolitan14.00.413.30.514.
  Large central metro14.70.814.00.915.41.621.13.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metro13.70.712.60.715.22.626.05.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro14.00.814.00.912.32.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro12.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish13.60.413.10.414.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good12.80.412.30.413.
Activity limitationscBasic activities16.30.915.
Complex activities19.31.319.21.519.22.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities13.30.412.60.513.

a 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.

b 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.

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_9-5a: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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