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Table 14_1_3-1

2010 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_3.1
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never listened carefully to them, United States, 2002-2007
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
65 and over5.
RaceWhite, single race8.
Black, single race10.
Asian, single race9.61.511.21.811.32.313.11.913.
Multiple races14.
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races8.
  Non-Hispanic, White8.
  Non-Hispanic, Black10.
Hispanic, all races11.10.911.10.910.70.811.20.813.
Family incomeaNegative/poor13.
Near poor/low11.00.811.50.810.
EducationbLess than high school11.20.711.50.812.60.912.00.812.20.712.60.7
High school graduate7.
At least some college8.
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed9.
Not employed11.50.711.90.811.10.711.40.711.80.712.40.7
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private7.
Public only14.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only6.
Medicare and private4.
Medicare and other public6.21.310.31.810.
Location of residencecMetropolitan8.
  Large central metro9.
  Large fringe metro8.
  Medium metro8.
  Small metro8.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish8.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good7.
Activity limitationscBasic activities9.40.711.80.811.60.811.90.711.10.712.10.8
Complex activities13.
Neither basic nor complex activities8.

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 B: Detailed Methods.

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.


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: Table 14_1_3-1: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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