Table 12_1_7-3c

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_7.3c
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers always showed respect for what they had to say, by family income,a United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
65 and over67.
RaceWhite, single race61.10.655.71.858.71.459.
Black, single race65.61.560.
Asian, single race55.83.1****
NHOPI, single race**********
AI/AN, single race**********
Multiple races54.24.3********
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races61.40.656.91.758.51.560.
Non-Hispanic, White61.30.655.
Non-Hispanic, Black65.61.659.
EducationbLess than high school61.
High school graduate61.90.956.62.759.
At least some college60.80.757.
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed60.60.757.62.553.71.858.
Not employed56.
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private61.30.660.
Public only55.71.655.**
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only67.
Medicare and private67.51.566.45.370.
Medicare and other public67.63.371.54.666.74.4****
Residence locationcMetropolitan61.20.656.11.759.01.560.
  Large central metro60.
  Large fringe metro63.
  Medium metro61.
  Small metro58.21.654.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish61.60.657.51.759.31.560.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good62.50.658.51.859.91.561.
Activity limitationscBasic activities58.21.357.52.558.
Complex activities53.11.652.12.855.92.652.
Neither basic nor complex activities62.20.658.11.959.21.660.

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_7-3c: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.