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
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total33.40.530.91.431.71.133.10.934.70.7
Age18–4434.70.733.02.034.11.634.41.335.51.3
45–6434.20.829.82.334.82.234.61.634.51.1
65 and over29.11.026.73.225.72.127.31.933.31.7
GenderMale32.20.731.12.330.51.732.11.432.91.0
Female34.30.530.81.532.41.433.81.036.30.9
RaceWhite, single race34.10.533.81.732.91.234.11.034.50.8
Black, single race25.81.421.21.926.82.621.72.133.02.7
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, White33.90.533.12.132.41.533.91.134.30.8
Non-Hispanic, Black25.61.421.21.926.52.621.42.132.52.8
Hispanic36.31.736.42.834.82.236.73.037.43.6
EducationbLess than high school29.21.229.52.228.11.629.82.229.53.2
High school graduate32.10.932.52.931.42.132.01.332.51.4
At least some college35.60.731.52.736.02.035.31.536.00.9
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed34.10.632.32.434.41.533.61.134.60.9
Not employed35.71.131.71.934.52.137.92.137.92.4
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private34.60.630.43.134.21.834.41.135.10.9
Public only32.81.630.52.134.62.535.05.0**
Uninsured34.91.837.03.734.62.735.03.432.75.1
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only28.92.033.57.125.63.730.53.628.83.6
Medicare and private29.61.320.74.525.93.226.42.234.11.8
Medicare and other public26.02.925.94.725.33.9****
Residence locationcMetropolitan33.50.531.11.531.71.233.41.034.60.8
  Large central metro33.70.829.02.133.72.134.81.934.21.2
  Large fringe metro32.71.028.14.028.72.631.72.034.51.5
  Medium metro33.00.834.63.529.92.332.61.633.91.6
  Small metro36.61.737.74.434.13.736.43.237.62.4
Nonmetropolitan33.01.330.23.031.52.631.71.935.72.2
  Micropolitan32.61.732.74.428.22.930.43.036.02.5
  Noncore33.72.025.93.836.14.233.72.335.14.2
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish33.00.529.21.531.01.232.40.934.80.8
Other38.22.142.53.435.62.741.53.533.95.2
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good33.30.530.31.632.41.332.61.034.40.8
Fair/poor34.11.132.22.429.71.935.92.438.22.5
Activity limitationscBasic activities34.21.129.02.433.02.132.62.240.52.2
Complex activities34.81.431.72.931.92.335.33.141.13.3
Neither basic nor complex activities33.20.531.91.831.41.333.11.033.90.8

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. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr08/12_patientcenteredness/T12_1_3-4c.html