Table 12_1_3-5a

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_3.5a
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never listened carefully to them, by race, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalSingle raceMultiple races
WhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/AN
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total9.00.38.60.311.61.011.32.3****8.52.1
Age18–4411.20.511.00.612.71.310.72.3******
45–648.30.57.80.511.21.513.43.6******
65 and over5.60.55.10.58.61.9********
GenderMale8.70.48.00.513.71.711.92.7******
Female9.30.49.00.410.31.110.72.5******
Family incomeaNegative/poor14.51.013.41.118.82.5********
Near poor/low10.20.79.70.911.51.6********
Middle9.90.69.40.611.01.7********
High6.90.46.90.56.81.57.21.8******
EducationbLess than high school12.60.911.40.918.82.8********
High school graduate7.90.57.20.511.81.6********
At least some college8.40.48.50.57.71.28.21.8******
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed9.50.49.40.410.01.111.12.8******
Not employed11.10.79.80.717.72.013.73.8******
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private8.60.48.30.510.11.210.32.6******
Public only14.51.114.51.314.82.2********
Uninsured15.81.315.21.418.33.9********
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only6.41.15.81.2**********
Medicare and private4.30.54.10.5**********
Medicare and other public10.32.210.23.0**********
Residence locationcMetropolitan9.30.38.90.410.91.011.52.3****8.12.4
  Large central metro10.30.79.90.812.61.410.11.9******
  Large fringe metro8.70.68.50.78.41.6********
  Medium metro8.80.68.60.69.52.2********
  Small metro8.50.98.00.99.02.3********
Nonmetropolitan7.90.77.10.617.84.9********
  Micropolitan8.70.88.00.8**********
  Noncore6.40.85.50.816.43.6********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish8.80.38.50.311.31.0******8.52.2
Other11.80.910.21.0**15.52.7******
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good8.00.37.60.310.21.110.61.9******
Fair/poor14.60.814.31.016.21.9********
Activity limitationscBasic activities11.60.811.30.914.02.1********
Complex activities14.51.114.61.216.22.4********
Neither basic nor complex activities8.30.37.90.410.61.111.22.2******

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_3-5a: 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_3-5a.html