Table 11_1_4-3b

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_4.3b
Children 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 ethnicity, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNon-HispanicHispanic, all races
All racesWhiteBlack
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total76.91.278.21.479.31.579.22.569.53.2
Age0–572.82.273.22.575.32.875.35.070.44.0
6–1779.51.581.41.581.71.781.63.468.84.3
GenderMale76.31.877.02.077.62.379.93.772.54.0
Female77.51.779.61.781.41.878.43.765.94.7
Family incomeaNegative/poor70.12.971.83.371.64.476.64.765.75.5
Near poor/low70.62.872.63.375.63.8**64.05.0
Middle79.92.281.62.580.93.0****
High81.32.180.72.281.22.4****
Health insuranceAny private79.91.580.41.580.91.681.63.374.65.5
Public only69.82.370.82.970.53.577.13.966.93.7
Uninsured**********
Residence locationbMetropolitan77.01.378.51.579.21.781.92.669.83.4
  Large central metro75.42.278.02.476.53.480.53.367.44.5
  Large fringe metro78.72.278.72.580.02.8****
  Medium metro76.93.379.03.879.54.0**65.68.6
  Small metro77.63.577.93.780.94.3****
Nonmetropolitan75.92.876.72.779.92.9****
  Micropolitan76.03.276.73.280.23.4****
  Noncore75.75.1********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish78.31.378.51.479.41.679.52.576.74.1
Other60.74.1******58.94.5
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good77.11.278.51.479.51.580.02.669.43.2
Fair/poor71.54.9********
CSHCNYes71.52.471.42.670.93.276.53.972.17.5
No79.51.481.61.583.11.680.63.168.63.5

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: 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_4-3b: 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_4-3b.html