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_9.2a
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never spent enough time with them,a by race, United States, 2008
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 13.20.412.60.416.20.915.92.0DSUDSUDSUDSU19.13.2
65 and over7.
Family incomebNegative/poor17.
Near poor/low16.60.916.
EducationcLess than high school15.
High school graduate13.50.712.70.716.31.516.64.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college12.30.511.80.514.91.415.92.1DSUDSUDSUDSU14.93.7
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed14.20.513.70.616.
Not employed15.70.914.
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private12.80.512.50.514.
Public only20.71.320.11.621.92.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only7.
Medicare and private7.
Medicare and other public10.
Residence locationdMetropolitan13.40.512.70.516.
  Large central metro�13.70.712.70.817.21.315.82.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metro��13.20.812.30.916.31.920.24.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro�
  Small metro14.31.414.41.516.93.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish12.70.412.20.516.00.911.72.3DSUDSUDSUDSU19.43.3
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good11.60.411.00.414.
Activity limitationsdBasic activities16.20.915.
Complex activities20.11.319.91.521.92.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities12.50.411.90.515.
U.S. bornYes12.80.412.30.516.10.912.43.7DSUDSUDSUDSU20.33.4

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 October 2014
Internet Citation: T14_1_9_2a: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr11/14_patientcenteredness/T14_1_9_2a.html