Table 12_1_7-4c

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_7.4c
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers usually showed respect for what they had to say, by family income,a United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
65 and over27.
RaceWhite, single race31.90.533.31.632.51.332.
Black, single race24.51.323.52.326.32.623.
Asian, single race34.92.7****33.75.436.33.5
NHOPI, single race**********
AI/AN, single race**********
Multiple races36.74.2********
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races31.10.530.91.531.61.331.
Non-Hispanic, White31.80.633.81.832.71.632.
Non-Hispanic, Black24.41.424.12.326.12.623.
EducationbLess than high school27.
High school graduate30.30.830.12.332.41.829.
At least some college33.00.735.22.835.62.534.61.631.70.8
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed32.00.630.32.336.01.732.
Not employed33.
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private31.90.631.
Public only32.31.331.81.831.32.334.03.8**
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only26.01.924.54.927.33.525.83.925.23.4
Medicare and private28.71.428.
Medicare and other public22.32.919.43.922.54.2****
Residence locationcMetropolitan31.40.531.21.532.11.431.
  Large central metro31.
  Large fringe metro30.
  Medium metro31.
  Small metro34.51.536.05.532.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish31.00.530.21.430.81.331.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good30.90.530.71.531.71.431.
Activity limitationscBasic activities30.
Complex activities33.01.432.52.630.12.533.72.936.23.2
Neither basic nor complex activities31.30.631.61.832.21.532.

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_7-4c: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.