Table 14_1_1-5a

2009 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 14_1_1.5a
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never listened carefully, explained things clearly, respected what they had to say, and spent enough time with them,a by race, United States, 2006
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 9.80.39.50.310.30.513.11.6DSUDSU15.63.714.33.0
Age18–4411.30.410.90.511.30.914.62.0DSUDSUDSUDSU16.14.0
45–649.40.49.20.59.21.012.92.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
65 and over7.40.57.10.59.31.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale9.40.48.90.410.31.013.22.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Female10.10.39.80.410.30.613.11.7DSUDSUDSUDSU12.22.6
Family incomebNegative/poor13.40.813.31.113.21.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low12.70.712.40.812.91.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Middle11.30.611.10.610.11.220.74.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High7.10.46.90.46.50.910.82.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EducationcLess than high school12.40.712.00.912.01.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate10.60.510.00.512.31.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college8.60.48.40.48.00.911.51.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed9.90.39.60.49.90.714.92.0DSUDSUDSUDSU13.53.3
Not employed12.30.712.00.812.01.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private8.90.38.60.48.30.713.21.9DSUDSUDSUDSU11.73.1
Public only17.41.218.21.514.91.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Uninsured16.21.116.11.315.22.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only7.61.07.41.110.72.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private6.30.66.30.66.61.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public12.51.712.22.012.52.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationdMetropolitan9.80.39.50.410.10.613.21.6DSUDSUDSUDSU12.63.1
  Large central metro10.80.510.50.610.70.913.82.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metro9.30.68.90.69.41.612.72.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro9.70.69.70.78.41.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro8.70.78.00.611.31.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan9.60.69.10.711.91.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan10.10.79.90.810.51.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore8.71.17.71.214.13.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish9.50.39.30.310.30.69.31.5DSUDSU15.63.914.43.0
Other13.41.012.10.9DSUDSU17.42.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good8.70.38.40.39.10.611.91.5DSUDSUDSUDSU13.23.0
Fair/poor15.90.915.51.014.71.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitationsdBasic activities12.60.712.60.811.41.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities15.01.015.21.212.61.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities9.10.38.70.39.80.613.31.6DSUDSUDSUDSU12.53.1

a For the percentage estimates, the weights are adjusted for nonresponse based on how many of the four questions had a response.

b Negative/poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, 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.

c 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.

d For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix A, Data Sources.

DSU - 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 March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 14_1_1-5a: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr09/14_patientcenteredness/T14_1_1-5a.html