Table 14_1_9-3a

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_9.3a
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers always spent enough time with them, by race, United States, 2006
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 49.20.649.30.752.21.539.32.7DSUDSU51.
65 and over56.
Family incomeaNegative/poor49.01.548.81.850.42.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low48.31.348.11.450.43.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EducationbLess than high school52.
High school graduate51.
At least some college47.20.847.40.850.32.440.93.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed47.30.847.40.851.91.835.83.1DSUDSUDSUDSU37.85.9
Not employed47.
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private48.20.848.40.953.31.935.33.2DSUDSUDSUDSU41.46.6
Public only44.11.642.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only59.12.358.72.557.35.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private55.91.455.71.556.05.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public55.
Residence locationcMetropolitan49.00.749.10.752.11.639.42.8DSUDSUDSUDSU46.25.9
  Large central metro48.
  Large fringe metro49.
  Medium metro48.51.448.31.451.03.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro53.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish49.80.649.90.752.21.538.63.9DSUDSU51.07.641.15.1
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good50.20.750.30.753.31.739.22.9DSUDSUDSUDSU43.65.6
Activity limitationscBasic activities46.
Complex activities45.31.544.71.748.73.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities49.70.749.90.853.21.839.12.8DSUDSUDSUDSU40.36.0

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_9-3a: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.