Table 14_1_3-4a

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_3.4a
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers usually listened carefully to them, by race, United States, 2006
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 32.20.532.90.624.91.138.63.1DSUDSU25.35.237.44.6
Age18–4432.80.733.70.823.51.541.64.1DSUDSUDSUDSU38.26.1
45–6433.70.834.10.927.51.641.05.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
65 and over28.21.028.91.223.13.024.64.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale31.70.832.20.922.81.539.64.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Female32.60.533.40.626.11.437.83.3DSUDSUDSUDSU32.84.7
Family incomeaNegative/poor30.01.332.51.622.82.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low31.11.132.51.323.41.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Middle31.60.932.41.124.82.131.24.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High33.50.833.30.927.52.943.14.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EducationbLess than high school28.01.129.11.320.32.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate30.00.931.11.122.21.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college34.70.634.90.728.81.840.03.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed33.70.634.50.724.31.540.93.7DSUDSUDSUDSU42.66.1
Not employed31.41.131.41.127.82.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private33.70.634.10.725.41.642.23.7DSUDSUDSUDSU44.15.8
Public only30.31.433.01.824.22.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Uninsured32.71.833.52.025.63.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only26.01.726.71.819.34.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private30.01.430.71.524.44.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public23.52.823.93.824.04.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan32.30.532.80.625.31.139.13.3DSUDSUDSUDSU39.25.6
  Large central metro31.70.932.01.125.91.341.25.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metro33.51.034.31.124.43.436.14.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro32.11.332.81.422.02.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro31.11.531.11.731.24.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan32.21.133.11.221.71.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan32.31.633.31.721.63.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore31.91.732.71.721.83.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish32.00.532.70.624.81.142.24.8DSUDSU24.85.537.24.7
Other35.31.635.81.8DSUDSU34.53.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good32.10.532.60.624.41.340.33.5DSUDSUDSUDSU37.25.3
Fair/poor33.11.134.31.326.72.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitationscBasic activities31.91.032.31.127.32.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities32.21.333.61.624.32.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities32.20.532.80.624.61.238.63.3DSUDSUDSUDSU41.95.4

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_3-4a: 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_3-4a.html