Table 12_1_3-4c

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_3.4c
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers usually listened carefully to them, by family income,a United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
65 and over29.
RaceWhite, single race34.10.533.81.732.
Black, single race25.81.421.21.926.82.621.
Asian, single race39.32.7****39.85.443.03.8
NHOPI, single race**********
AI/AN, single race**********
Multiple races32.13.9********
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races33.10.529.81.531.11.332.70.934.60.8
Non-Hispanic, White33.90.533.
Non-Hispanic, Black25.61.421.21.926.52.621.
EducationbLess than high school29.
High school graduate32.10.932.52.931.
At least some college35.60.731.52.736.
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed34.10.632.32.434.41.533.
Not employed35.
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private34.60.630.
Public only32.81.630.**
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only28.
Medicare and private29.61.320.74.525.
Medicare and other public26.02.925.94.725.33.9****
Residence locationcMetropolitan33.50.531.11.531.
  Large central metro33.70.829.
  Large fringe metro32.
  Medium metro33.00.834.63.529.92.332.61.633.91.6
  Small metro36.61.737.74.434.13.736.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish33.00.529.21.531.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good33.30.530.31.632.41.332.
Activity limitationscBasic activities34.
Complex activities34.81.431.72.931.92.335.
Neither basic nor complex activities33.20.531.91.831.41.333.

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