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
65 and over17.40.917.********
Family incomeaNegative/poor18.******20.94.8
Near poor/low15.60.915.******
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school18.********
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.******
Health insurance, under age 65Any private15.30.615.50.711.61.315.22.4****17.83.2
Public only17.******18.64.7
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only17.71.616.61.722.14.9********
Medicare and private17.********
Medicare and other public16.22.518.********
Residence locationcMetropolitan16.30.616.30.615.****19.72.7
  Large central metro17.70.917.****19.74.1
  Large fringe metro16.10.916.******
  Medium metro15.******
  Small metro13.21.612.91.810.92.6********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish16.10.616.20.614.**
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good15.20.515.30.613.**21.55.518.22.8
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities21.90.922.********
Complex activities24.31.325.11.521.42.3********
Neither basic nor complex activities16.70.616.90.712.****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.