Table 12_1_3-3c

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_3.3c
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers always listened carefully to them, by family income,a United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total57.60.554.61.558.11.357.00.958.40.8
Age18–4454.20.851.22.153.41.853.61.455.71.3
45–6457.40.955.82.653.52.555.81.859.21.2
65 and over65.41.162.13.568.32.167.42.062.61.8
GenderMale59.10.855.02.560.11.956.81.560.81.0
Female56.40.654.51.756.91.657.11.056.31.0
RaceWhite, single race57.30.652.81.957.41.456.51.058.60.8
Black, single race62.61.560.02.861.72.967.32.660.22.8
Asian, single race49.42.9****42.46.049.93.8
NHOPI, single race**********
AI/AN, single race**********
Multiple races59.54.0********
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races58.00.655.51.758.61.457.81.058.50.8
Non-Hispanic, White57.80.653.62.357.91.657.21.158.70.9
Non-Hispanic, Black62.91.559.72.861.83.068.02.660.73.0
Hispanic52.91.850.43.355.52.249.43.156.23.9
EducationbLess than high school58.21.254.12.260.22.058.42.460.03.3
High school graduate60.00.954.12.859.82.159.51.562.11.5
At least some college56.00.756.52.954.22.354.71.456.91.0
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed56.30.654.12.453.11.855.01.258.01.0
Not employed53.21.151.82.154.12.352.42.254.62.5
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private56.80.659.03.254.42.155.61.157.70.9
Public only52.71.652.72.154.32.750.34.3**
Uninsured49.31.845.53.649.92.948.13.354.84.7
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only64.82.256.56.967.53.864.23.865.54.3
Medicare and private66.11.365.85.571.13.269.12.462.31.9
Medicare and other public63.73.664.65.663.04.6****
Residence locationcMetropolitan57.20.553.41.758.01.456.31.058.40.8
  Large central metro56.00.953.62.554.92.452.61.959.21.3
  Large fringe metro58.61.153.24.163.32.959.32.258.01.7
  Medium metro58.31.053.93.559.92.658.01.658.81.8
  Small metro54.91.951.54.554.93.954.03.655.92.9
Nonmetropolitan59.11.459.83.358.82.559.92.258.42.3
  Micropolitan58.72.056.64.759.63.359.93.158.12.8
  Noncore59.91.965.34.157.64.260.12.659.24.5
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish58.20.556.01.658.71.457.91.058.60.8
Other50.02.245.33.854.52.945.83.553.55.3
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good58.70.556.41.758.81.558.41.059.20.8
Fair/poor51.41.251.02.756.32.349.12.449.12.6
Activity limitationscBasic activities54.21.354.32.756.72.454.52.351.42.5
Complex activities50.71.650.82.955.72.749.03.246.93.4
Neither basic nor complex activities58.50.655.71.858.41.557.81.059.40.9

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_3-3c: 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_3-3c.html