Table 12_1_9-5a

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_9.5a
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never spent enough time with them, by race, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalSingle raceMultiple races
WhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/AN
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total13.90.413.20.418.01.218.22.5****12.92.8
Age18–4417.40.716.90.720.41.719.02.9****16.24.3
45–6412.30.511.40.617.61.819.74.3******
65 and over9.20.78.80.711.02.0********
GenderMale13.80.612.80.619.22.118.53.2******
Female14.10.413.50.517.31.218.02.7******
Family incomeaNegative/poor20.01.218.01.426.93.1********
Near poor/low15.50.915.01.017.62.3********
Middle14.60.814.20.814.92.024.35.9******
High11.70.611.20.615.02.516.42.6******
EducationbLess than high school17.51.016.41.025.02.9********
High school graduate13.50.612.80.617.21.6********
At least some college13.00.512.50.615.61.916.52.3******
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed14.50.514.10.616.11.519.33.0****12.13.5
Not employed17.10.915.11.027.42.919.14.9******
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private13.50.513.00.516.01.418.22.9******
Public only20.41.419.01.523.73.0********
Uninsured22.91.422.01.629.84.5********
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only11.21.511.71.610.92.9********
Medicare and private7.30.77.20.8**********
Medicare and other public14.32.612.13.0**********
Residence locationcMetropolitan14.30.413.50.418.01.318.62.5****13.43.1
  Large central metro16.10.815.00.821.02.015.62.8******
  Large fringe metro13.00.712.30.713.62.124.55.6******
  Medium metro13.40.813.20.814.42.1********
  Small metro14.41.213.91.317.74.3********
Nonmetropolitan12.10.711.60.618.33.4********
  Micropolitan12.70.912.20.821.93.9********
  Noncore10.81.010.51.012.93.3********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish13.70.413.10.417.91.215.53.2****12.52.9
Other16.81.414.81.4**22.13.9******
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good12.90.412.30.416.61.417.62.3****12.43.5
Fair/poor19.50.918.71.023.02.3********
Activity limitationscBasic activities17.01.016.21.120.12.4********
Complex activities19.61.218.61.422.42.8********
Neither basic nor complex activities13.10.412.40.417.01.317.62.7******

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_9-5a: 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_9-5a.html