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
65 and over65.
RaceWhite, single race57.30.652.81.957.41.456.
Black, single race62.61.560.02.861.72.967.32.660.22.8
Asian, single race49.42.9****
NHOPI, single race**********
AI/AN, single race**********
Multiple races59.54.0********
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races58.00.655.51.758.61.457.
Non-Hispanic, White57.80.653.62.357.91.657.
Non-Hispanic, Black62.91.559.72.861.
EducationbLess than high school58.
High school graduate60.00.954.12.859.
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.
Not employed53.
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private56.80.659.
Public only52.71.652.**
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only64.
Medicare and private66.11.365.85.571.
Medicare and other public63.73.664.65.663.04.6****
Residence locationcMetropolitan57.20.553.41.758.01.456.
  Large central metro56.00.953.62.554.92.452.61.959.21.3
  Large fringe metro58.
  Medium metro58.
  Small metro54.91.951.54.554.93.954.03.655.92.9
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish58.20.556.01.658.71.457.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good58.70.556.41.758.81.558.
Activity limitationscBasic activities54.21.354.32.756.72.454.52.351.42.5
Complex activities50.71.650.82.955.72.749.
Neither basic nor complex activities58.50.655.71.858.41.557.

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.