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Table 3 Summary of the relative and absolute differences in probabilities of PCMH care indicators, and the estimated explained proportion of absolute differences accounted for by predisposing, enabling, health need, and control factors

From: Identifying disparities in patient-centered care experiences between non-Latino white and black men: results from the 2008-2016 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey

DomainMeasureNLWs (Crude %)Blacks (Crude %)AbsoluteRelativeExplainedUnexplained
CrudeCrude
DifferenceDifference
(%)(%)
Personal primary care providerUsual Source of Care72.560.412.116.760.939.1
Personal primary care providerPersonal Provider48.440.77.715.98.791.3
Care is comprehensiveImmediate Care When Needed87.681.95.76.535.364.7
Care is comprehensiveSpecialist When Needed85.280.05.26.134.565.5
Care is patient centeredDr. Helps Treatment Decision86.181.34.85.624.475.6
Care is comprehensiveTests When Needed92.688.44.34.640.159.9
Care is comprehensiveRoutine Care When Needed85.681.54.14.718.981.1
Enhanced Access to CareEasy After Hoursa65.862.23.65.5113.3−13.3
Personal primary care providerProvider Not a Specialist90.987.83.03.447.952.1
Quality CommunicationDr. Spends Enough Time90.087.32.73.046.853.2
Quality CommunicationDr. Explains Comprehend94.491.92.52.669.530.5
  1. Results are derived from Oaxaca decomposition techniques adapted for binary outcomes using Non-Latino Whites and Black participants ages 18–64 years from the 2008–2016 Medical Expenditures Panel Survey. For detailed information about survey questions for indicators and domains and logical skips leading to these differential Ns see detailed information provided in Additional file 1: Figure S1. Absolute difference is calculated based on the expected average crude probabilities as: 100*(Pr(non-Latino Whites) – Pr(Blacks)). The relative difference is calculated as (1-(Pr(Blacks)/Pr(non-Latino Whites))*100. Only measures with absolute difference ≥ 2% are presented in the Table
  2. aAn “Explained” % that exceeds 100 indicates that Blacks would have an advantage on that indicator after controlling for the factors included in the model