Table 14_4_6-1a

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 14_4_6.1a
People with difficulty contacting their usual source of care over the telephone, by race, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalSingle raceMultiple races
WhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/AN
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total16.10.516.20.614.21.017.62.3**23.55.119.12.7
Age0–1712.30.711.90.812.71.414.34.3****15.42.9
18–4417.30.717.40.815.21.715.92.8****25.85.9
45–6418.40.818.60.914.61.419.83.3******
65 and over17.40.917.21.015.42.6********
GenderMale15.80.615.80.714.11.215.22.9****20.33.9
Female16.40.516.50.614.31.219.52.4**16.74.218.03.0
Family incomeaNegative/poor18.11.118.31.318.31.9******20.94.8
Near poor/low15.60.915.61.015.02.123.96.3******
Middle15.30.815.20.911.81.621.65.3****22.85.4
High16.40.716.70.711.71.614.72.5****23.75.5
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school18.41.117.81.119.72.2********
High school graduate16.40.816.50.913.31.617.54.5******
At least some college18.20.718.60.813.51.620.02.9****20.74.8
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed17.10.717.30.813.91.516.92.3****24.05.1
Not employed20.11.020.61.117.92.119.64.9******
Health insurance, under age 65Any private15.30.615.50.711.61.315.22.4****17.83.2
Public only17.51.017.61.116.81.7******18.64.7
Uninsured19.01.318.11.521.13.6********
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only17.71.616.61.722.14.9********
Medicare and private17.11.217.01.314.64.1********
Medicare and other public16.22.518.63.49.42.8********
Residence locationcMetropolitan16.30.616.30.615.11.017.32.3****19.72.7
  Large central metro17.70.917.51.116.01.421.83.8****19.74.1
  Large fringe metro16.10.916.61.014.01.811.13.1******
  Medium metro15.81.115.81.215.92.412.13.3******
  Small metro13.21.612.91.810.92.6********
Nonmetropolitan15.51.315.81.4**********
  Micropolitan15.81.716.01.8**********
  Noncore14.82.015.61.9**********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish16.10.616.20.614.11.016.83.1**23.25.219.02.7
Other16.61.316.11.420.94.918.73.4******
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good15.20.515.30.613.11.016.82.4**21.55.518.22.8
Fair/poor23.21.223.41.320.11.9********
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities21.90.922.01.021.22.2********
Complex activities24.31.325.11.521.42.3********
Neither basic nor complex activities16.70.616.90.712.91.218.52.5****23.34.9

a Negative/poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, at or 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 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.

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 14_4_6-1a: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr08/14_facilitators_barrierstocare/T14_4_6-1a.html