T14_1_3_2c

2011 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_3.2c
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,a by family income,b United States, 2008
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 8.80.313.71.010.50.89.20.67.00.5
Age18-44�����������10.50.613.81.212.61.310.30.99.01.0
45-64��������������8.60.514.82.112.91.710.41.16.00.6
65 and over��������5.70.511.42.25.71.04.60.95.11.0
GenderMale������������8.60.512.31.812.71.39.41.06.40.6
Female�������������9.00.414.41.19.20.99.10.87.40.7
RaceWhite, single race������������8.40.413.11.310.40.98.60.76.70.5
Black, single race�11.50.915.11.511.61.612.61.97.31.4
Asian, single race�10.61.4DSUDSUDSUDSU11.22.28.72.1
NHOPI, single race�DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single race�DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple races�����12.02.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races�������8.70.414.31.19.80.99.20.77.10.5
  Non-Hispanic, White8.20.413.61.59.61.08.60.86.80.5
  Non-Hispanic, Black11.40.915.41.611.31.612.31.97.31.4
Hispanic, all races9.80.810.81.613.91.89.41.35.21.1
EducationcLess than high school���������11.80.816.51.613.11.510.01.65.91.4
High school graduate�������������9.00.614.31.89.51.29.31.06.90.9
At least some college������������7.90.410.11.69.41.38.90.87.00.6
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed��������9.20.412.61.413.01.310.00.87.40.6
Not employed�������11.40.915.41.612.21.611.41.76.91.3
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private�����8.10.410.21.79.41.19.40.87.10.6
Public only��������15.41.214.01.717.02.616.72.9DSUDSU
Uninsured����������14.71.319.12.316.42.312.81.910.32.8
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only���4.80.79.72.75.61.5DSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private�������������5.50.8DSUDSU5.71.64.81.35.41.3
Medicare and other public��������9.91.816.54.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationdMetropolitan����9.10.414.11.211.51.09.60.76.90.5
  Large central metro9.50.615.21.811.41.59.71.17.11.0
  Large fringe metro�8.10.612.62.411.32.19.71.16.10.8
  Medium metro�������9.70.813.61.812.41.611.11.66.91.2
  Small metro��������9.11.414.44.110.22.56.51.79.42.1
Nonmetropolitan����7.70.912.01.86.21.07.61.67.11.6
  Micropolitan�������7.81.110.92.36.71.47.71.87.52.1
  Noncore������������7.41.314.32.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish���������8.50.313.81.110.30.98.90.76.70.5
Other��������������12.41.113.02.111.81.712.21.712.93.2
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good������7.40.39.70.98.30.88.20.66.40.5
Fair/poor����������16.21.021.32.117.22.014.92.312.61.6
Activity limitationsdBasic activities11.70.818.22.012.01.712.11.87.41.1
Complex activities�16.41.221.92.517.32.816.72.810.32.2
Neither basic nor complex activities8.00.411.01.010.10.98.50.76.70.5
U.S. bornYes�������������8.60.313.71.110.10.98.80.76.90.5
No�����������������10.70.813.42.012.61.611.91.67.71.6

a. Denominator includes adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months, excluding missing data.

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 March 2012
Internet Citation: T14_1_3_2c: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr11/14_patientcenteredness/T14_1_3_2c.html