Table 12_1_1-5c

2008 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 12_1_1.5c
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never listened carefully, explained things clearly, respected what they had to say, and spent enough time with them,a by family income,b United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total9.70.315.00.911.40.710.40.57.40.3
Age18–4411.60.416.91.313.31.112.20.89.00.7
45–648.80.414.31.413.11.210.20.96.60.4
65 and over6.80.510.91.67.50.96.10.85.80.7
GenderMale9.50.415.51.310.81.012.00.96.80.4
Female9.70.314.81.111.80.89.30.57.90.5
RaceWhite, single race9.10.313.51.010.80.710.00.67.20.4
Black, single race12.70.820.02.113.31.410.71.38.71.3
Asian, single race13.01.9****17.94.810.11.7
NHOPI, single race**********
AI/AN, single race**********
Multiple races9.72.0********
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races9.40.315.31.011.60.810.10.67.30.4
Non-Hispanic, White8.80.313.21.210.90.99.70.67.10.4
Non-Hispanic, Black12.70.820.32.113.31.410.51.38.61.2
Hispanic11.70.613.71.510.50.813.81.39.11.3
EducationcLess than high school13.50.716.91.512.71.012.81.311.01.4
High school graduate9.50.415.71.410.21.09.90.87.00.6
At least some college8.50.310.81.311.21.19.70.77.30.4
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed9.80.414.21.412.91.011.50.77.60.4
Not employed12.50.617.31.313.91.311.11.18.51.0
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private9.00.311.31.612.01.210.60.77.50.4
Public only15.30.916.61.513.91.214.92.3**
Uninsured16.40.920.62.215.71.616.21.712.52.3
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only7.81.0**8.31.66.61.57.01.5
Medicare and private5.30.59.22.54.81.25.00.85.30.8
Medicare and other public12.01.911.02.512.72.6****
Residence locationdMetropolitan9.80.316.01.011.50.710.70.67.50.4
  Large central metro11.20.619.21.712.31.212.41.07.80.6
  Large fringe metro8.90.515.62.39.51.510.31.27.10.7
  Medium metro9.00.511.31.310.71.19.41.17.60.6
  Small metro9.90.815.62.513.42.110.21.97.10.9
Nonmetropolitan8.90.510.71.511.31.49.11.07.00.7
  Micropolitan9.40.611.71.812.61.910.31.46.90.9
  Noncore8.00.79.12.19.41.87.21.57.41.4
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish9.40.315.51.011.50.810.10.67.20.3
Other12.60.911.61.610.71.213.71.613.92.1
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good8.70.313.91.010.10.79.50.57.00.3
Fair/poor15.10.717.21.415.21.315.61.412.41.4
Activity limitationsdBasic activities12.70.716.31.512.71.314.01.38.91.2
Complex activities15.40.918.41.815.21.615.41.812.12.0
Neither basic nor complex activities8.80.313.30.910.80.79.60.67.20.4

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, over 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 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.

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

* - 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 September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 12_1_1-5c: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr08/12_patientcenteredness/T12_1_1-5c.html