Table 14_1_3-5a

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_3.5a
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never listened carefully to them, by race, United States, 2006
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 9.40.39.20.49.10.711.21.8DSUDSUDSUDSU14.13.1
Age18–4410.80.510.70.610.61.111.92.4DSUDSUDSUDSU15.84.2
45–649.00.58.90.67.81.011.23.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
65 and over7.00.66.90.77.21.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale8.70.58.50.58.41.09.42.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Female9.90.49.70.59.50.812.52.2DSUDSUDSUDSU11.92.9
Family incomeaNegative/poor12.80.912.91.211.51.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low11.50.811.30.912.31.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Middle10.80.710.70.78.41.319.94.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High7.10.57.00.55.81.18.22.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EducationbLess than high school11.50.811.21.012.11.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate9.70.59.10.611.61.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college8.50.48.60.56.00.89.51.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed9.50.49.20.59.40.813.22.2DSUDSUDSUDSU15.73.8
Not employed11.90.912.51.09.61.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private8.60.48.50.47.40.811.11.9DSUDSUDSUDSU11.53.3
Public only16.01.417.11.813.61.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Uninsured15.31.315.31.613.82.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only8.11.48.01.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private5.80.75.80.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public10.31.810.82.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan9.20.49.10.48.70.711.01.8DSUDSUDSUDSU11.03.1
  Large central metro9.70.510.10.78.51.09.62.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metro8.80.78.60.77.51.712.43.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro9.30.89.20.89.21.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro8.80.78.00.812.61.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan10.10.89.50.912.02.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan10.61.110.41.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore9.01.37.71.315.33.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish9.20.39.10.49.10.76.61.6DSUDSUDSUDSU14.23.1
Other11.91.110.51.1DSUDSU16.32.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good8.30.38.20.48.00.89.61.6DSUDSUDSUDSU13.83.4
Fair/poor15.51.015.31.213.51.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitationscBasic activities11.80.812.11.08.51.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities13.81.214.71.49.01.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities8.70.38.50.49.00.711.01.7DSUDSUDSUDSU12.73.6

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_3-5a: 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_3-5a.html