Table 12_1_4-3c

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_4.3c
Children who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers always listened carefully, by family income,a United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
RaceWhite, single race75.
Black, single race78.01.971.23.482.52.680.23.380.94.7
Asian, single race63.75.3********
NHOPI, single race**********
AI/AN, single race**********
Multiple races73.23.9********
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races76.
Non-Hispanic, White77.
Non-Hispanic, Black78.21.971.03.582.72.680.23.482.64.4
Hispanic, all races67.91.866.42.766.
Health insuranceAny private77.
Public only70.51.567.**
Residence locationbMetropolitan75.
  Large central metro73.91.869.12.971.
  Large fringe metro77.71.668.
  Medium metro74.
  Small metro76.02.467.84.674.66.371.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish76.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good75.30.969.

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 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; CSHCN: children with special health care needs; 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_4-3c: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.