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
65 and over56.
RaceWhite, single race48.90.644.01.948.41.546.
Black, single race50.21.648.82.849.
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.
Non-Hispanic, White49.60.745.82.349.61.847.31.351.60.9
Non-Hispanic, Black50.51.648.82.949.
EducationbLess than high school48.71.345.
High school graduate51.10.945.72.850.
At least some college47.40.745.
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed47.20.743.42.543.
Not employed45.
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private48.10.648.
Public only42.71.642.**
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only58.
Medicare and private56.61.560.
Medicare and other public53.23.456.85.450.34.6****
Residence locationcMetropolitan48.20.643.61.848.01.646.
  Large central metro46.
  Large fringe metro50.
  Medium metro48.41.340.93.451.
  Small metro47.71.650.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish49.50.646.51.750.41.547.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good49.90.546.01.849.61.648.
Activity limitationscBasic activities45.
Complex activities42.51.642.92.645.62.636.
Neither basic nor complex activities49.60.645.31.948.81.747.

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.