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
WhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/AN
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total33.40.534.10.525.81.439.32.7****32.13.9
Age18–4434.70.735.60.926.61.939.83.6****34.95.5
45–6434.20.834.60.928.62.441.84.9******
65 and over29.11.030.11.116.62.2********
GenderMale32.20.732.80.823.32.039.53.9******
Female34.30.535.10.627.41.639.23.2****34.45.2
Family incomeaNegative/poor30.91.433.81.721.21.9********
Near poor/low31.71.132.91.226.82.6********
Middle33.10.934.11.021.72.139.85.4******
High34.70.734.50.833.02.743.03.8******
EducationbLess than high school29.21.230.81.320.02.0********
High school graduate32.10.933.01.023.12.2********
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 employed35.71.137.51.324.92.237.05.4******
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private34.60.635.10.627.01.941.93.2****33.94.4
Public only32.81.634.62.128.12.5********
Uninsured34.91.836.02.028.84.2********
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only28.92.030.42.216.04.1********
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 metro33.70.834.70.925.22.040.43.9******
  Large fringe metro32.71.032.71.129.43.136.65.0******
  Medium metro33.00.833.90.924.12.5********
  Small metro36.61.737.11.832.45.9********
Nonmetropolitan33.01.334.01.320.02.5********
  Micropolitan32.61.733.41.823.32.9********
  Noncore33.72.035.01.814.83.6********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish33.00.533.70.526.01.442.13.4****32.44.0
Other38.22.139.52.4**35.44.8******
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good33.30.533.80.626.21.538.63.1****35.74.7
Fair/poor34.11.135.91.424.72.2********
Activity limitationscBasic activities34.21.135.41.325.92.5********
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. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr08/12_patientcenteredness/T12_1_3-4a.html