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
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total9.00.314.51.010.20.79.90.66.90.4
Age18–4411.20.515.81.612.41.212.00.98.80.9
45–648.30.514.31.911.71.59.61.06.30.6
65 and over5.60.511.12.16.01.05.31.04.10.7
GenderMale8.70.413.91.89.31.211.10.96.30.5
Female9.30.414.71.210.70.99.10.77.40.6
RaceWhite, single race8.60.313.41.19.70.99.40.66.90.5
Black, single race11.61.018.82.511.51.611.01.76.81.5
Asian, single race11.32.3******7.21.8
NHOPI, single race**********
AI/AN, single race**********
Multiple races8.52.1********
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races8.90.314.71.210.30.99.50.66.90.5
Non-Hispanic, White8.30.313.31.49.71.08.90.76.90.5
Non-Hispanic, Black11.61.019.12.511.71.610.61.76.71.5
Hispanic10.70.813.22.39.71.013.91.76.41.3
EducationbLess than high school12.60.916.41.911.71.111.81.710.41.8
High school graduate7.90.513.41.68.81.18.50.85.40.8
At least some college8.40.411.91.79.81.510.00.87.10.6
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed9.50.413.61.712.51.211.30.87.40.6
Not employed11.10.716.51.511.41.49.71.37.51.3
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private8.60.410.51.911.41.510.00.77.20.6
Public only14.51.116.91.811.11.414.72.7**
Uninsured15.81.317.52.815.42.117.02.412.53.0
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only6.41.1**6.91.8**5.71.6
Medicare and private4.30.513.63.7**4.51.13.60.8
Medicare and other public10.32.2**11.72.8****
Residence locationcMetropolitan9.30.315.51.110.30.810.30.77.10.5
  Large central metro10.30.717.41.911.41.412.51.36.60.9
  Large fringe metro8.70.618.72.98.01.69.01.27.50.9
  Medium metro8.80.611.52.110.21.69.31.37.30.8
  Small metro8.50.910.83.110.92.29.61.96.51.3
Nonmetropolitan7.90.710.02.09.71.78.41.15.90.8
  Micropolitan8.70.810.72.612.22.39.71.65.91.0
  Noncore6.40.88.82.5**6.21.25.81.2
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish8.80.314.81.110.20.89.70.66.70.5
Other11.80.912.12.19.91.512.81.812.62.3
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good8.00.313.31.28.80.89.00.66.40.4
Fair/poor14.60.816.81.914.11.615.01.612.71.9
Activity limitationscBasic activities11.60.816.82.110.31.412.91.58.11.3
Complex activities14.51.117.52.412.41.815.72.212.02.5
Neither basic nor complex activities8.30.312.41.110.30.99.20.66.70.5

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. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr08/12_patientcenteredness/T12_1_3-5c.html