Table 12_1_3-3a

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_3.3a
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers always listened carefully to them, by race, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalSingle raceMultiple races
WhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/AN
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total57.60.557.30.662.61.549.42.9****59.54.0
Age18–4454.20.853.40.960.72.049.53.6****56.25.3
45–6457.40.957.71.060.32.444.85.1******
65 and over65.41.164.81.274.82.9********
GenderMale59.10.859.30.863.02.548.63.8******
Female56.40.655.90.762.31.550.13.5****56.65.1
Family incomeaNegative/poor54.61.552.81.960.02.8********
Near poor/low58.11.357.41.461.72.9********
Middle57.00.956.51.067.32.642.46.0******
High58.40.858.60.860.22.849.93.8******
EducationbLess than high school58.21.257.81.461.22.9********
High school graduate60.00.959.81.065.22.3********
At least some college56.00.755.80.861.22.451.43.2******
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed56.30.656.10.761.71.847.33.6****57.05.5
Not employed53.21.152.71.357.42.849.35.6******
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private56.80.656.60.762.92.047.73.3****57.34.8
Public only52.71.650.82.157.13.1********
Uninsured49.31.848.82.052.94.6********
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only64.82.263.82.375.05.5********
Medicare and private66.11.365.71.474.24.6********
Medicare and other public63.73.662.64.375.74.7********
Residence locationcMetropolitan57.20.557.00.662.61.649.63.0****58.34.5
  Large central metro56.00.955.41.062.22.149.54.1******
  Large fringe metro58.61.158.81.262.23.448.16.6******
  Medium metro58.31.057.51.066.43.2********
  Small metro54.91.955.02.058.55.1********
Nonmetropolitan59.11.458.91.462.15.5********
  Micropolitan58.72.058.62.057.97.0********
  Noncore59.91.959.51.868.74.5********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish58.20.557.80.662.71.549.63.7****59.14.0
Other50.02.250.32.4**49.15.7******
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good58.70.558.60.663.61.850.83.1****56.34.9
Fair/poor51.41.249.91.559.12.5********
Activity limitationscBasic activities54.21.353.31.560.12.9********
Complex activities50.71.649.11.859.03.5********
Neither basic nor complex activities58.50.658.40.663.51.849.93.0****59.05.1

a 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.

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.

* - 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_3-3a: 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_3-3a.html