Table 12_1_3-5b

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_3.5b
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 ethnicity, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNon-HispanicHispanic, all races
All racesWhiteBlack
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total9.00.38.90.38.30.311.61.010.70.8
Age18–4411.20.511.10.610.90.712.81.311.71.2
45–648.30.58.00.57.40.511.11.512.01.5
65 and over5.60.55.70.55.30.68.11.8**
GenderMale8.70.48.60.57.80.513.61.79.91.1
Female9.30.49.10.48.80.410.31.111.31.1
Family incomeaNegative/poor14.51.014.71.213.31.419.12.513.22.3
Near poor/low10.20.710.30.99.71.011.71.69.71.0
Middle9.90.69.50.68.90.710.61.713.91.7
High6.90.46.90.56.90.56.71.56.41.3
EducationbLess than high school12.60.913.01.011.41.219.12.911.51.2
High school graduate7.90.57.90.57.10.511.81.68.71.4
At least some college8.40.48.20.58.30.57.41.210.81.5
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed9.50.49.30.49.20.59.91.111.51.0
Not employed11.10.710.90.89.30.818.22.012.71.8
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private8.60.48.50.48.30.510.01.29.31.1
Public only14.51.114.31.313.81.615.42.215.43.0
Uninsured15.81.315.91.615.01.918.54.115.52.0
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only6.41.16.41.25.91.3****
Medicare and private4.30.54.40.54.20.5****
Medicare and other public10.32.212.12.6******
Residence locationcMetropolitan9.30.39.10.48.70.410.81.010.70.8
  Large central metro10.30.710.10.89.60.912.41.411.11.0
  Large fringe metro8.70.68.70.78.40.78.61.69.72.2
  Medium metro8.80.68.70.68.50.69.62.110.02.3
  Small metro8.50.98.31.07.71.09.02.3**
Nonmetropolitan7.90.77.80.77.00.617.94.9**
  Micropolitan8.70.88.50.97.90.8****
  Noncore6.40.86.40.85.40.816.63.6**
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish8.80.38.70.38.40.311.31.010.21.4
Other11.80.912.82.0****11.31.1
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good8.00.37.80.37.30.310.21.110.00.9
Fair/poor14.60.814.70.914.51.116.11.913.62.0
Activity limitationscBasic activities11.60.811.70.811.30.914.22.110.92.4
Complex activities14.51.114.31.114.31.316.22.417.23.6
Neither basic nor complex activities8.30.38.10.47.60.410.51.110.50.8

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: 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_3-5b: 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_3-5b.html