Table 11_1_2-4c

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_2.4c
Children who had an appointment for routine health care in the last 12 months who usually got appointments for routine care as soon as wanted, by family income,a United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
RaceWhite, single race21.
Black, single race17.51.517.
Asian, single race25.64.6********
NHOPI, single race**********
AI/AN, single race**********
Multiple races25.64.0********
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races19.90.920.
Non-Hispanic, White19.
Non-Hispanic, Black17.51.518.03.317.02.719.
Hispanic, all races25.21.927.
Health insuranceAny private20.
Public only21.71.323.21.921.**
Residence locationbMetropolitan20.30.922.
  Large central metro21.21.426.23.323.92.817.32.319.72.5
  Large fringe metro20.91.524.05.622.23.322.
  Medium metro19.
  Small metro18.42.818.65.418.84.823.45.9**
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish20.00.919.31.920.51.921.71.618.51.3
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good20.60.821.

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_2-4c: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.