Table 11_1_2-5c

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_2.5c
Children who had an appointment for routine health care in the last 12 months who sometimes or never got appointments for routine care as soon as wanted, by family income,a United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
RaceWhite, single race5.80.410.
Black, single race10.**
Asian, single race18.75.5********
NHOPI, single race**********
AI/AN, single race**********
Multiple races**********
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races6.60.510.
Non-Hispanic, White5.
Non-Hispanic, Black9.**
Hispanic, all races9.30.813.**
Health insuranceAny private5.
Public only11.10.911.**
Residence locationbMetropolitan7.00.511.
  Large central metro8.
  Large fringe metro5.50.712.**
  Medium metro6.**
  Small metro5.51.3********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish6.70.510.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good7.00.511.

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_2-5c: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.