Table 12_1_9-3a

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_9.3a
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers always spent enough time with them, by race, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalSingle raceMultiple races
65 and over56.********
Family incomeaNegative/poor45.41.544.01.948.82.8********
Near poor/low48.61.448.41.549.13.1********
EducationbLess than high school48.71.348.11.451.63.1********
High school graduate51.10.951.********
At least some college47.40.747.80.848.42.440.72.8******
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed47.20.747.40.748.71.938.73.2****47.05.4
Not employed45.******
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private48.10.648.50.749.21.937.63.1****45.75.1
Public only42.71.640.81.947.63.2********
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only58.********
Medicare and private56.61.556.61.659.95.0********
Medicare and other public53.23.450.43.862.25.5********
Residence locationcMetropolitan48.20.648.40.649.91.641.12.7****49.24.7
  Large central metro46.******
  Large fringe metro50.******
  Medium metro48.41.348.********
  Small metro47.71.647.31.857.24.8********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish49.50.649.70.650.41.643.53.4****48.14.3
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good49.90.550.10.650.81.942.42.9****49.54.8
Activity limitationscBasic activities45.********
Complex activities42.51.641.31.750.33.8********
Neither basic nor complex activities49.60.650.00.649.41.841.02.8****52.34.8

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_9-3a: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.