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
65 and over9.20.712.
RaceWhite, single race13.20.418.01.415.
Black, single race18.
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.
Non-Hispanic, White12.90.418.01.715.
Non-Hispanic, Black18.
EducationbLess than high school17.
High school graduate13.50.621.
At least some college13.00.515.
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed14.50.519.
Not employed17.10.923.
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private13.50.515.42.417.71.614.70.912.10.6
Public only20.41.421.**
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only11.21.5**
Medicare and private7.30.7**
Medicare and other public14.32.611.32.914.83.2****
Residence locationcMetropolitan14.30.421.61.415.
  Large central metro16.10.826.32.418.11.717.41.512.00.9
  Large fringe metro13.00.717.32.812.
  Medium metro13.40.815.71.613.71.914.11.612.11.3
  Small metro14.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish13.70.421.01.415.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good12.90.418.71.414.
Activity limitationscBasic activities17.
Complex activities19.
Neither basic nor complex activities13.10.418.61.515.

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.