Table 14_1_3-3a

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_3.3a
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers always listened carefully to them, by race, United States, 2006
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 58.40.657.90.666.01.250.33.0DSUDSU61.87.948.54.5
Age18–4456.40.755.60.965.91.746.54.0DSUDSUDSUDSU46.05.6
45–6457.30.857.00.964.71.847.75.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
65 and over64.91.264.21.369.73.166.55.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale59.60.859.30.968.81.851.04.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Female57.50.756.90.764.31.649.73.3DSUDSUDSUDSU55.35.0
Family incomeaNegative/poor57.21.554.61.965.62.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low57.41.356.11.664.32.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Middle57.61.156.91.266.82.348.95.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High59.50.959.61.066.63.048.64.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EducationbLess than high school60.51.259.71.567.62.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate60.21.059.81.166.22.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college56.80.756.50.865.21.950.53.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed56.80.756.30.866.41.646.03.6DSUDSUDSUDSU41.85.6
Not employed56.71.156.11.262.62.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private57.80.757.50.867.21.646.73.5DSUDSUDSUDSU44.55.3
Public only53.71.650.02.162.22.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Uninsured51.91.851.22.160.54.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only65.92.165.22.371.45.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private64.11.563.51.669.85.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public66.23.265.34.268.54.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan58.50.658.00.666.01.249.93.2DSUDSUDSUDSU49.85.2
  Large central metro58.61.057.91.365.61.649.24.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metro57.81.157.21.268.13.651.54.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro58.71.358.01.368.83.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro60.11.561.01.756.24.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan57.81.657.41.766.33.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan57.12.156.32.368.33.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore59.12.059.61.963.05.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish58.80.658.20.766.11.251.24.6DSUDSU61.98.448.64.5
Other52.81.753.71.9DSUDSU49.24.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good59.70.659.20.767.61.550.03.4DSUDSUDSUDSU49.05.0
Fair/poor51.41.450.41.659.82.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitationscBasic activities56.31.255.61.364.22.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities54.01.651.71.966.72.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities59.00.658.70.766.41.350.33.2DSUDSUDSUDSU45.35.0

a 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.

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.

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_3-3a: 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_3-3a.html