Table 14_1_1-2a

2010 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_1.2a
Adults who had a doctor�s office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never listened carefully, explained things clearly, respected what they had to say, and spent enough time with them,a by race, United States, 2007
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 9.30.39.00.310.40.710.91.2DSUDSUDSUDSU15.02.6
Age18-4410.80.410.60.511.41.010.31.7DSUDSUDSUDSU17.93.6
45-649.10.48.90.59.71.012.31.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
65 and over6.30.55.90.58.81.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale9.20.48.90.411.61.29.31.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Female9.30.39.00.49.70.712.11.6DSUDSUDSUDSU16.23.3
Family incomebNegative/poor13.60.813.71.014.21.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low11.80.711.40.813.21.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Middle9.20.59.20.68.61.29.41.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High7.70.47.40.48.11.311.51.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EducationcLess than high school11.60.510.90.614.01.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate8.90.58.30.511.41.114.02.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college8.70.38.60.48.01.09.71.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed9.50.39.40.49.90.910.81.4DSUDSUDSUDSU11.73.1
Not employed11.90.611.40.713.11.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private8.40.38.30.38.60.99.61.3DSUDSUDSUDSU11.62.8
Public only15.11.015.51.312.91.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Uninsured17.31.116.61.219.52.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only7.00.96.40.910.12.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private5.20.65.10.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public8.71.28.21.49.62.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Location of residencedMetropolitan9.20.38.90.310.40.710.61.2DSUDSUDSUDSU12.42.6
  Large central metro10.80.511.00.69.51.012.11.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metro8.10.57.90.69.31.47.12.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro8.70.68.20.613.92.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro8.51.07.71.012.02.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan9.70.79.30.710.71.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan10.30.910.11.010.42.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore8.51.17.71.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish9.00.38.70.310.30.78.61.4DSUDSUDSUDSU15.62.7
Other12.70.912.51.1DSUDSU13.51.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good8.40.38.20.39.50.810.71.3DSUDSUDSUDSU10.82.6
Fair/poor14.10.713.70.814.31.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitationsdBasic activities10.30.69.90.711.11.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities13.90.913.91.112.41.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities8.90.38.60.310.10.810.91.3DSUDSUDSUDSU12.63.1
U.S. bornYes9.00.38.70.310.30.79.22.3DSUDSUDSUDSU15.82.8
No11.20.711.40.911.72.611.31.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

a Composite measure of how often health providers sometimes or never listened carefully, explained things clearly, showed respect for what they had to say, and spent enough time with them. The weights are adjusted for nonresponse based on how many of the four questions had a response. For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix B: Detailed Methods.

b 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.

c 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.

d For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix B: Detailed Methods.

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.

 

Page last reviewed February 2011
Internet Citation: Table 14_1_1-2a: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. February 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr10/14_patientcenteredness/T14_1_1-2a.html