Table 11_1_2-3c

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_2.3c
Children 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
RaceWhite, single race73.
Black, single race72.51.969.73.973.23.769.93.880.44.1
Asian, single race55.66.0********
NHOPI, single race**********
AI/AN, single race**********
Multiple races68.84.4********
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races73.
Non-Hispanic, White75.
Non-Hispanic, Black72.81.969.63.973.63.770.33.881.24.2
Hispanic, all races65.
Health insuranceAny private74.
Public only67.21.565.**
Residence locationbMetropolitan72.
  Large central metro69.91.561.33.766.
  Large fringe metro73.61.763.46.571.53.771.
  Medium metro74.12.572.63.671.
  Small metro76.12.776.75.673.15.375.45.978.54.6
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish73.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good72.40.967.

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 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; CSHCN: children with special health care needs; 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_2-3c: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.