Table 12_1_9-5c

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_9.5c
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 family income,a United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total13.90.420.01.215.50.914.60.811.70.6
Age18–4417.40.724.32.019.31.617.41.114.81.1
45–6412.30.517.42.016.51.713.91.410.10.6
65 and over9.20.712.41.99.61.28.71.28.51.2
GenderMale13.80.621.82.215.51.517.01.310.10.7
Female14.10.419.21.515.61.012.80.813.00.8
RaceWhite, single race13.20.418.01.415.01.014.20.811.20.6
Black, single race18.01.226.93.117.62.314.92.015.02.5
Asian, single race18.22.5****24.35.916.42.6
NHOPI, single race**********
AI/AN, single race**********
Multiple races12.92.8********
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races13.70.420.51.415.61.014.20.811.50.6
Non-Hispanic, White12.90.418.01.715.31.213.70.911.00.6
Non-Hispanic, Black18.11.227.33.016.92.215.22.015.12.5
Hispanic16.31.217.52.315.01.618.52.214.22.4
EducationbLess than high school17.51.022.32.015.41.518.01.813.51.9
High school graduate13.50.621.42.014.81.413.21.011.00.9
At least some college13.00.515.02.116.31.614.11.011.80.7
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed14.50.519.32.018.91.515.91.012.30.7
Not employed17.10.923.72.016.91.616.41.911.71.4
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private13.50.515.42.417.71.614.70.912.10.6
Public only20.41.421.92.018.41.821.84.7**
Uninsured22.91.430.03.319.92.423.92.517.53.6
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only11.21.5**10.42.010.62.411.62.9
Medicare and private7.30.7**6.71.66.91.27.31.2
Medicare and other public14.32.611.32.914.83.2****
Residence locationcMetropolitan14.30.421.61.415.81.015.30.911.80.6
  Large central metro16.10.826.32.418.11.717.41.512.00.9
  Large fringe metro13.00.717.32.812.52.114.51.711.71.1
  Medium metro13.40.815.71.613.71.914.11.612.11.3
  Small metro14.41.226.43.618.32.913.82.611.01.5
Nonmetropolitan12.10.713.42.314.51.911.71.310.71.2
  Micropolitan12.70.915.53.116.32.612.91.710.41.5
  Noncore10.81.09.72.311.92.79.92.011.72.2
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish13.70.421.01.415.61.014.20.811.40.6
Other16.81.413.22.014.81.918.92.718.73.2
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good12.90.418.71.414.51.013.40.811.30.6
Fair/poor19.50.922.82.118.41.720.91.716.32.0
Activity limitationscBasic activities17.01.019.52.016.71.818.71.813.92.1
Complex activities19.61.223.92.518.22.120.42.415.62.8
Neither basic nor complex activities13.10.418.61.515.21.013.80.811.30.6

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_9-5c: 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_9-5c.html