Table 11_1_1-3c

2008 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 11_1_1.3c
Adults who had an appointment for routine health care in the last 12 months who always got appointments for routine care as soon as wanted, by family income,a United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total47.90.643.91.648.31.447.41.049.00.9
Age18–4443.60.838.82.243.01.943.81.344.91.4
45–6448.01.043.62.947.32.744.61.950.21.3
65 and over57.41.357.43.655.92.761.22.355.62.0
GenderMale49.50.944.02.747.82.247.51.551.91.3
Female46.80.743.81.848.61.647.21.246.51.2
RaceWhite, single race48.30.643.61.948.51.347.71.149.51.0
Black, single race50.31.546.53.051.03.052.32.750.62.8
Asian, single race36.23.3****33.05.938.74.0
NHOPI, single race**********
AI/AN, single race**********
Multiple races39.84.2********
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races48.40.644.91.848.71.648.21.049.11.0
Non-Hispanic, White49.00.745.02.249.01.648.61.249.71.1
Non-Hispanic, Black50.11.546.63.150.93.152.32.749.92.9
Hispanic42.71.638.73.146.22.239.12.845.93.7
EducationbLess than high school49.11.546.42.550.82.150.32.847.63.2
High school graduate49.41.043.13.049.82.349.21.751.11.7
At least some college46.90.741.93.344.72.444.91.548.41.1
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed45.90.739.62.543.91.944.51.247.71.1
Not employed44.41.141.22.246.32.542.62.247.72.2
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private46.30.741.53.445.42.344.51.247.61.0
Public only44.41.742.92.247.72.841.64.9**
Uninsured41.12.233.33.838.83.742.43.350.45.2
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only55.12.6**57.94.256.24.651.44.6
Medicare and private58.71.6**56.14.163.12.656.92.2
Medicare and other public57.23.360.55.551.04.4****
Residence locationcMetropolitan47.20.642.01.748.11.646.51.148.31.0
  Large central metro46.61.342.12.344.12.644.42.049.81.9
  Large fringe metro46.71.339.24.454.23.544.32.347.61.7
  Medium metro48.01.340.12.648.63.249.32.448.42.0
  Small metro48.71.953.85.949.03.252.03.045.82.8
Nonmetropolitan51.61.651.83.749.12.851.22.253.33.1
  Micropolitan51.22.249.24.945.54.251.23.253.93.9
  Noncore52.52.156.24.653.53.351.23.251.64.4
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish48.70.644.51.749.61.548.61.149.41.0
Other37.52.139.23.640.22.933.33.639.05.1
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good48.80.644.61.949.01.548.51.049.51.0
Fair/poor43.21.342.42.546.62.541.32.642.42.8
Activity limitationscBasic activities47.41.247.13.050.12.347.92.444.72.4
Complex activities45.01.443.13.045.72.845.43.045.63.3
Neither basic nor complex activities48.30.743.02.047.61.647.41.149.71.0

a Negative/poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, over 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.

b 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.

c For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix A, Data Sources.

* - 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.

 

Current as of September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 11_1_1-3c: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr08/11_timeliness/T11_1_1-3c.html