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.
65 and over64.
Family incomeaNegative/poor57.21.554.61.965.62.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low57.41.356.11.664.32.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EducationbLess than high school60.
High school graduate60.
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.
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private57.80.757.50.867.21.646.73.5DSUDSUDSUDSU44.55.3
Public only53.71.650.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only65.
Medicare and private64.11.563.51.669.85.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public66.
Residence locationcMetropolitan58.50.658.00.666.
  Large central metro58.
  Large fringe metro57.
  Medium metro58.71.358.01.368.83.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro60.11.561.01.756.24.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish58.80.658.20.766.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good59.70.659.20.767.61.550.03.4DSUDSUDSUDSU49.05.0
Activity limitationscBasic activities56.
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.