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_9.2c
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 family income,b United States, 2008
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 13.20.417.
65 and over7.80.613.
RaceWhite, single race12.60.416.51.516.
Black, single race16.20.921.91.915.61.816.51.812.11.6
Asian, single race15.92.0DSUDSUDSUDSU17.33.415.02.8
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races13.00.518.21.415.
  Non-Hispanic, White12.20.516.81.815.81.412.20.810.60.6
  Non-Hispanic, Black16.20.921.71.915.61.816.71.812.11.6
Hispanic, all races15.10.915.31.820.21.915.
EducationcLess than high school15.
High school graduate13.50.720.
At least some college12.30.513.51.917.31.712.70.911.10.6
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed14.20.518.71.920.41.414.30.812.30.7
Not employed15.70.918.81.620.31.915.
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private12.80.514.
Public only20.71.318.81.724.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only7.
Medicare and private7.60.9DSUDSU8.
Medicare and other public�10.11.712.
Residence locationdMetropolitan13.40.518.61.317.
  Large central metro13.70.718.
  Large fringe metro13.20.815.62.520.12.713.91.611.01.1
  Medium metro12.
  Small metro14.31.422.63.917.12.710.01.914.82.4
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish12.70.418.21.316.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good11.60.413.
Activity limitationsdBasic activities16.20.923.
Complex activities20.11.325.52.425.
Neither basic nor complex activities12.50.414.
U.S. bornYes12.80.418.31.316.

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_2c: 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_2c.html