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.
65 and over28.
Family incomeaNegative/poor30.01.332.51.622.82.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low31.
EducationbLess than high school28.
High school graduate30.00.931.
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.
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private33.70.634.10.725.41.642.23.7DSUDSUDSUDSU44.15.8
Public only30.31.433.01.824.22.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
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.
  Large central metro31.70.932.
  Large fringe metro33.
  Medium metro32.11.332.81.422.02.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro31.11.531.11.731.24.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish32.00.532.70.624.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good32.10.532.60.624.41.340.33.5DSUDSUDSUDSU37.25.3
Activity limitationscBasic activities31.
Complex activities32.21.333.61.624.32.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities32.20.532.80.624.

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.