Table 14_4_7-1a

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_7.1a
Adults who did not have problems seeing a specialist they needed to see in the last 12 months, by race, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalSingle raceMultiple races
WhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/AN
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total72.20.673.80.764.72.154.04.6****68.15.9
Age18–4465.21.166.71.256.73.1********
45–6472.01.273.51.266.83.6********
65 and over82.51.083.81.078.13.7********
GenderMale72.41.074.31.066.93.7********
Female72.10.773.50.863.42.263.44.8******
Family incomeaNegative/poor56.72.059.52.547.34.1********
Near poor/low69.01.670.01.867.74.3********
Middle71.51.273.31.265.04.5********
High76.70.977.71.073.33.661.45.6******
EducationbLess than high school66.61.666.51.769.63.6********
High school graduate74.11.176.81.257.24.3********
At least some college72.80.974.11.067.13.060.24.9******
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed69.70.970.91.065.22.953.86.4******
Not employed65.91.468.51.652.53.7********
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private72.50.974.10.965.92.853.55.8******
Public only55.72.356.62.851.94.6********
Uninsured51.12.649.62.9**********
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only80.52.180.72.2**********
Medicare and private85.21.285.71.2**********
Medicare and other public71.23.977.53.6**********
Residence locationcMetropolitan71.50.773.10.764.72.353.94.7******
  Large central metro68.01.369.71.463.53.654.06.0******
  Large fringe metro71.91.373.51.466.84.3********
  Medium metro74.51.276.21.362.64.5********
  Small metro74.12.174.02.0**********
Nonmetropolitan76.01.577.31.6**********
  Micropolitan75.21.776.81.9**********
  Noncore77.62.878.33.0**********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish73.50.775.00.764.62.159.27.0****69.26.0
Other54.82.856.83.2**********
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good74.40.776.00.867.02.654.05.1******
Fair/poor63.81.365.01.559.73.3********
Activity limitationscBasic activities70.71.271.91.366.53.3********
Complex activities65.01.667.31.758.14.3********
Neither basic nor complex activities73.00.774.60.865.12.653.14.9******

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 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_7-1a: 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_7-1a.html