Table 11_1_4-5c

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_4.5c
Children who needed care right away for an illness, injury, or condition in the last 12 months who sometimes or never got care as soon as wanted, by family income,a United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total8.10.89.41.710.11.78.21.66.21.2
Age0–59.91.5**12.33.012.93.6**
6–176.90.810.92.58.61.75.61.45.31.4
GenderMale8.41.110.92.910.92.47.52.06.61.9
Female7.81.08.01.89.12.19.12.1**
RaceWhite, single race8.00.98.52.210.72.08.41.86.11.3
Black, single race6.51.69.22.8******
Asian, single race**********
NHOPI, single race**********
AI/AN, single race**********
Multiple races**********
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races7.90.911.02.28.91.98.01.76.01.2
Non-Hispanic, White7.71.011.23.38.82.28.32.05.91.3
Non-Hispanic, Black6.71.79.42.8******
Hispanic, all races9.31.7**14.03.3****
Health insuranceAny private7.00.9****7.51.66.21.2
Public only10.71.49.51.910.81.9****
Uninsured**********
Residence locationbMetropolitan7.90.89.21.910.11.97.91.86.31.2
  Large central metro6.31.2**7.92.3****
  Large fringe metro8.21.8********
  Medium metro8.71.8********
  Small metro9.72.6********
Nonmetropolitan9.21.89.92.9******
  Micropolitan10.02.1********
  Noncore**********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish7.80.89.51.98.51.78.41.76.11.2
Other12.02.6**19.15.3****
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good8.10.89.61.89.71.88.31.66.41.2
Fair/poor7.72.2********
CSHCNYes9.51.49.72.911.12.711.02.9**
No7.40.99.32.39.92.27.01.75.61.3

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_4-5c: 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_4-5c.html