Table 12_1_3-4a

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_3.4a
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers usually listened carefully to them, by race, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalSingle raceMultiple races
65 and over29.********
Family incomeaNegative/poor30.91.433.81.721.21.9********
Near poor/low31.********
EducationbLess than high school29.********
High school graduate32.10.933.********
At least some college35.60.735.70.731.22.340.43.4******
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed34.10.634.50.728.31.941.63.5****33.95.2
Not employed35.******
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private34.60.635.10.627.01.941.93.2****33.94.4
Public only32.81.634.********
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only28.********
Medicare and private29.61.330.21.416.53.9********
Medicare and other public26.02.927.23.617.03.8********
Residence locationcMetropolitan33.50.534.10.526.51.538.92.8****33.64.4
  Large central metro33.70.834.70.925.******
  Large fringe metro32.******
  Medium metro33.00.833.90.924.12.5********
  Small metro36.61.737.11.832.45.9********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish33.00.533.70.526.01.442.13.4****32.44.0
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good33.30.533.80.626.21.538.63.1****35.74.7
Activity limitationscBasic activities34.********
Complex activities34.81.436.31.724.82.8********
Neither basic nor complex activities33.20.533.70.626.01.638.92.8****31.34.9

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_3-4a: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.