Table 12_1_3-5c

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_3.5c
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 family income,a United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
65 and over5.60.511.
RaceWhite, single race8.60.313.
Black, single race11.
Asian, single race11.32.3******7.21.8
NHOPI, single race**********
AI/AN, single race**********
Multiple races8.52.1********
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races8.90.314.
Non-Hispanic, White8.30.313.
Non-Hispanic, Black11.
EducationbLess than high school12.60.916.41.911.
High school graduate7.90.513.
At least some college8.40.411.
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed9.50.413.61.712.
Not employed11.10.716.51.511.
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private8.60.410.51.911.41.510.
Public only14.**
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only6.41.1**6.91.8**5.71.6
Medicare and private4.30.513.63.7**
Medicare and other public10.32.2**11.72.8****
Residence locationcMetropolitan9.30.315.
  Large central metro10.30.717.41.911.41.412.
  Large fringe metro8.70.618.
  Medium metro8.80.611.
  Small metro8.50.910.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish8.80.314.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good8.00.313.
Activity limitationscBasic activities11.60.816.
Complex activities14.
Neither basic nor complex activities8.30.312.

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_3-5c: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.