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
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total37.40.534.61.635.91.338.61.037.70.8
Age18–4438.30.836.02.237.32.040.71.437.41.2
45–6437.90.834.72.539.42.239.21.937.51.1
65 and over34.31.130.53.231.12.132.11.939.11.9
GenderMale37.10.732.92.534.71.738.01.637.81.0
Female37.60.635.41.936.61.639.01.137.61.0
RaceWhite, single race37.90.638.01.836.51.539.31.137.50.8
Black, single race31.81.424.32.633.32.930.32.337.82.8
Asian, single race40.52.7****41.46.041.63.6
NHOPI, single race**********
AI/AN, single race**********
Multiple races38.73.8********
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races37.00.632.71.834.61.538.21.137.70.8
Non-Hispanic, White37.50.636.22.335.11.839.01.237.50.9
Non-Hispanic, Black31.41.423.92.433.23.030.02.437.32.8
Hispanic41.31.744.33.242.72.741.82.737.63.4
EducationbLess than high school33.81.232.62.134.91.733.72.334.03.1
High school graduate35.30.932.92.734.72.037.01.534.61.5
At least some college39.60.739.83.338.22.641.71.438.90.9
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed38.30.637.42.737.72.140.41.237.30.8
Not employed37.71.134.22.138.92.238.92.238.72.5
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private38.40.635.93.336.62.440.61.237.60.9
Public only36.91.535.92.338.52.434.84.4**
Uninsured37.11.734.43.341.82.738.93.230.44.1
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only30.62.030.55.628.13.529.84.034.84.2
Medicare and private36.21.528.15.031.93.133.72.640.52.2
Medicare and other public32.43.131.95.634.94.2****
Residence locationcMetropolitan37.50.634.81.936.21.638.71.137.70.8
  Large central metro37.20.829.62.640.62.538.51.837.21.3
  Large fringe metro37.01.039.64.531.72.837.42.137.51.4
  Medium metro38.31.243.43.435.03.339.22.237.61.6
  Small metro37.91.523.33.233.03.342.63.339.92.5
Nonmetropolitan36.81.333.92.734.62.237.92.137.82.2
  Micropolitan36.61.733.23.632.22.836.63.139.42.2
  Noncore37.12.035.13.838.03.839.83.333.74.5
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish36.80.532.51.734.01.538.11.037.60.8
Other45.32.249.13.647.63.344.83.540.64.8
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good37.20.535.31.935.91.538.21.037.30.8
Fair/poor38.21.333.12.335.82.040.42.542.32.9
Activity limitationscBasic activities37.21.232.72.435.52.337.42.341.32.5
Complex activities37.81.533.22.736.12.543.33.237.93.6
Neither basic nor complex activities37.30.536.12.036.01.638.61.137.10.8

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_9-4c: 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_9-4c.html