Table 12_1_9-4c

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_9.4c
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers usually spent enough time with them, by family income,a United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
65 and over34.
RaceWhite, single race37.90.638.01.836.51.539.
Black, single race31.81.424.32.633.32.930.32.337.82.8
Asian, single race40.52.7****
NHOPI, single race**********
AI/AN, single race**********
Multiple races38.73.8********
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races37.00.632.71.834.61.538.
Non-Hispanic, White37.50.636.22.335.11.839.
Non-Hispanic, Black31.41.423.92.433.
EducationbLess than high school33.
High school graduate35.30.932.92.734.
At least some college39.60.739.83.338.22.641.71.438.90.9
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed38.30.637.42.737.
Not employed37.
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private38.40.635.93.336.62.440.
Public only36.91.535.92.338.52.434.84.4**
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only30.
Medicare and private36.21.528.
Medicare and other public32.****
Residence locationcMetropolitan37.50.634.81.936.21.638.
  Large central metro37.20.829.62.640.62.538.51.837.21.3
  Large fringe metro37.
  Medium metro38.
  Small metro37.91.523.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish36.80.532.51.734.01.538.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good37.20.535.31.935.91.538.
Activity limitationscBasic activities37.
Complex activities37.81.533.22.736.12.543.
Neither basic nor complex activities37.30.536.

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_9-4c: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.