Table 12_1_4-4c

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_4.4c
Children who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers usually listened carefully, by family income,a United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
RaceWhite, single race19.
Black, single race16.41.619.22.811.42.317.
Asian, single race25.94.0********
NHOPI, single race**********
AI/AN, single race**********
Multiple races22.83.6********
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races18.50.919.
Non-Hispanic, White18.
Non-Hispanic, Black16.21.719.22.911.32.317.
Hispanic, all races24.51.726.82.725.
Health insuranceAny private18.
Public only21.41.424.**
Residence locationbMetropolitan19.00.921.61.919.31.818.81.517.91.4
  Large central metro20.11.623.72.721.22.816.92.320.33.1
  Large fringe metro18.21.421.54.615.93.319.42.417.32.2
  Medium metro18.21.818.53.419.33.318.
  Small metro19.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish18.40.920.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good19.20.821.51.819.41.618.91.418.31.4

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_4-4c: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.