Table 14_1_9-4a

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_9.4a
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers usually spent enough time with them, by race, United States, 2006
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 36.90.537.40.632.91.338.33.2DSUDSU28.64.138.44.0
Age18–4437.30.838.10.932.52.140.23.9DSUDSUDSUDSU37.25.8
45–6438.00.838.21.035.01.940.95.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
65 and over33.91.134.81.228.93.127.75.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale36.40.836.80.831.82.136.94.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Female37.30.737.90.833.51.539.43.2DSUDSUDSUDSU40.35.6
Family incomeaNegative/poor33.61.534.81.730.22.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low34.61.035.31.133.93.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Middle37.10.937.71.032.62.232.84.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High38.10.838.30.934.32.643.04.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EducationbLess than high school31.81.132.61.228.32.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate34.30.934.81.029.72.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college39.80.740.20.836.82.138.23.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed38.10.738.60.833.81.738.33.5DSUDSUDSUDSU43.55.0
Not employed36.01.136.31.332.82.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private38.40.738.80.834.21.840.93.7DSUDSUDSUDSU41.25.5
Public only32.91.433.51.831.22.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Uninsured35.81.736.12.033.93.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only31.62.032.42.229.15.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private35.81.436.11.432.35.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public29.02.631.83.224.14.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan37.00.637.60.633.21.437.93.3DSUDSUDSUDSU35.54.5
  Large central metro37.30.938.61.131.42.138.04.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metro37.31.037.71.034.42.740.55.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro37.51.237.61.336.83.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro34.01.734.62.034.04.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan36.41.136.71.330.33.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan35.81.536.11.730.63.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore37.72.037.82.029.85.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish36.60.537.00.632.91.343.93.7DSUDSU29.04.438.74.1
Other40.91.844.62.0DSUDSU32.14.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good37.00.637.40.733.11.539.83.3DSUDSUDSUDSU36.54.7
Fair/poor36.41.237.41.432.22.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitationscBasic activities36.81.137.31.232.52.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities35.41.436.21.632.13.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities37.00.637.50.633.01.637.83.3DSUDSUDSUDSU40.95.3

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_9-4a: 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_9-4a.html