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
65 and over65.********
Family incomeaNegative/poor54.61.552.81.960.02.8********
Near poor/low58.11.357.41.461.72.9********
EducationbLess than high school58.********
High school graduate60.00.959.********
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.******
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private56.80.656.60.762.****57.34.8
Public only52.71.650.********
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only64.********
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.******
  Large fringe metro58.******
  Medium metro58.********
  Small metro54.91.955.********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish58.20.557.80.662.71.549.63.7****59.14.0
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good58.70.558.60.663.61.850.83.1****56.34.9
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.