Table 11_1_3-3d

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_3.3d
Adults who needed care right away for an illness, injury, or condition in the last 12 months who always got care as soon as wanted, by education,a United States, 2005
Population groupTotalLess than high schoolHigh school graduateAt least some college
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total58.20.850.21.557.41.362.31.1
Age18–4453.41.239.12.354.71.958.31.6
45–6459.41.349.42.855.52.065.61.8
65 and over67.61.868.22.867.62.867.13.1
GenderMale58.51.347.22.458.52.164.01.9
Female58.00.952.82.156.61.761.11.2
RaceWhite, single race59.40.950.21.758.71.563.91.3
Black, single race55.21.649.73.155.73.457.82.8
Asian, single race53.84.9******
NHOPI, single race********
AI/AN, single race********
Multiple races45.54.7******
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races59.30.852.21.957.91.462.91.2
Non-Hispanic, White60.91.052.82.359.41.664.61.4
Non-Hispanic, Black55.01.649.63.155.43.557.62.8
Hispanic48.92.044.02.851.33.754.53.9
Family incomebNegative/poor46.91.845.72.648.33.446.94.4
Near poor/low53.21.850.02.655.52.954.13.5
Middle55.61.653.23.257.12.155.22.4
High66.71.353.04.963.12.469.71.5
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed57.51.141.72.756.41.762.41.3
Not employed51.21.645.12.651.42.756.73.2
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private60.31.147.23.458.61.863.91.3
Public only49.12.147.62.848.93.251.65.1
Uninsured39.32.431.23.243.33.944.75.2
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only66.93.765.94.874.95.8**
Medicare and private68.82.370.24.265.43.470.63.6
Medicare and other public65.13.968.24.9****
Residence locationcMetropolitan58.00.949.61.857.61.661.81.2
  Large central metro57.11.345.42.660.13.060.41.8
  Large fringe metro59.21.954.83.654.33.264.12.4
  Medium metro57.71.950.64.059.12.460.03.0
  Small metro58.62.648.75.956.64.964.44.4
Nonmetropolitan58.81.852.83.356.62.564.93.2
  Micropolitan59.42.255.64.355.23.366.33.9
  Noncore57.62.948.65.359.03.862.55.9
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish59.40.852.41.858.31.363.01.2
Other43.42.840.83.438.64.550.54.9
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good60.40.949.61.960.21.664.21.2
Fair/poor50.81.651.32.848.22.752.93.0
Activity limitationscBasic activities56.21.755.62.559.72.653.53.1
Complex activities51.12.048.13.251.33.154.13.6
Neither basic nor complex activities59.20.948.62.057.21.664.21.3

a 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.

b 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.

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_3-3d: 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_3-3d.html