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Table 6. Quality of health care and physician services received, Canada and United States, 2002 to 2003
  Canada United States
All Insured Uninsured
% 95% confidence interval % 95% confidence interval % 95% confidence interval % 95% confidence interval
Any health care service
Excellent
38.8* ~ #
37.0,
40.7
41.8*
40.4,
43.4
43.1~
41.5,
44.8
28.3#
20.9,
36.1
Good
46.4
44.4,
48.2
46.6
45.0,
48.2
46.9
45.2,
48.6
43.8
35.4,
51.3
Fair
12.1* ~ #
10.8,
13.4
9.5*
8.5,
10.4
8.5~
7.5,
9.4
20.2E #
13.5,
27.7
Poor
2.7~ #
2.1,
3.3
2.1
1.6,
2.5
1.5~
1.1,
1.8
..#
..,
..
Physician services
Excellent
58.9
56.8,
61.0
58.7
56.9,
60.6
59.3
57.4,
61.2
48.1
38.2,
57.9
Good
34.0
31.9,
36.0
34.1
32.3,
35.8
33.8
31.9,
35.6
39.7
29.8,
49.6
Fair
5.7
4.6,
6.6
5.8
4.7,
6.7
5.6
4.5,
6.6
..
..,
..
Poor
1.4E
0.9,
1.9
1.5
1.0,
1.8
1.3
0.9,
1.7
..
..,
..
Notes:
i) Household population aged 18 and over.
ii) Missing data ("I don't know", "not stated", "refusal") have been excluded from the analysis.
‡ Age-adjusted percents calculated using the projected 2000 United States standard population.
* Statistically significant difference between Canada and United States All (p<0.05).
~ Statistically significant difference between Canada and United States Insured (p<0.05).
# Statistically significant difference between Canada and United States Uninsured (p<0.05).
E Interpret with caution (high sampling variability).
.. Data not provided due to extreme sampling variability or small sample size.
Source: Joint Canada/United States Survey of Health, 2002 to 2003