Table 12_1_9-3c

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_9.3c
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 family income,a United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total48.70.545.41.548.61.446.81.050.60.8
Age18–4444.30.839.62.243.42.041.91.347.81.3
45–6449.80.847.92.744.02.546.91.952.51.1
65 and over56.51.157.03.559.42.259.22.152.41.8
GenderMale49.20.845.32.549.91.845.01.552.11.1
Female48.30.645.41.847.91.748.21.249.41.0
RaceWhite, single race48.90.644.01.948.41.546.51.251.30.8
Black, single race50.21.648.82.849.13.154.82.647.33.2
Asian, single race41.32.7****34.24.642.03.8
NHOPI, single race**********
AI/AN, single race**********
Multiple races48.34.2********
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races49.30.646.81.849.71.647.61.150.80.8
Non-Hispanic, White49.60.745.82.349.61.847.31.351.60.9
Non-Hispanic, Black50.51.648.82.949.93.254.92.647.63.3
Hispanic42.41.738.23.142.42.639.72.848.24.0
EducationbLess than high school48.71.345.12.249.72.048.32.452.53.3
High school graduate51.10.945.72.850.42.249.81.554.31.6
At least some college47.40.745.23.245.52.644.21.549.31.0
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed47.20.743.42.543.42.143.71.250.40.9
Not employed45.31.142.12.044.22.444.72.149.62.4
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private48.10.648.73.245.82.344.71.250.30.9
Public only42.71.642.22.043.12.743.44.7**
Uninsured40.01.935.63.438.32.837.32.952.04.9
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only58.22.254.46.361.43.759.64.453.75.0
Medicare and private56.61.560.66.161.43.459.42.752.32.1
Medicare and other public53.23.456.85.450.34.6****
Residence locationcMetropolitan48.20.643.61.848.01.646.01.250.50.8
  Large central metro46.61.044.02.541.32.544.11.850.81.5
  Large fringe metro50.01.143.14.355.83.348.12.450.91.5
  Medium metro48.41.340.93.451.23.146.72.450.21.7
  Small metro47.71.650.44.148.73.643.73.849.12.3
Nonmetropolitan51.11.552.72.950.92.750.42.251.52.3
  Micropolitan50.61.951.34.051.53.450.43.150.32.5
  Noncore52.02.355.24.150.04.650.33.654.74.7
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish49.50.646.51.750.41.547.71.151.00.8
Other38.02.137.73.737.63.036.23.340.84.9
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good49.90.546.01.849.61.648.31.151.40.8
Fair/poor42.31.344.12.545.82.338.72.341.42.9
Activity limitationscBasic activities45.81.247.82.647.82.243.92.444.82.7
Complex activities42.51.642.92.645.62.636.33.146.53.6
Neither basic nor complex activities49.60.645.31.948.81.747.71.151.60.9

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_9-3c: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr08/12_patientcenteredness/T12_1_9-3c.html