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
65 and over82.********
Family incomeaNegative/poor56.********
Near poor/low69.01.670.01.867.74.3********
EducationbLess than high school66.61.666.51.769.63.6********
High school graduate74.********
At least some college72.80.974.******
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed69.70.970.******
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********
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only80.**********
Medicare and private85.**********
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.********
  Small metro74.**********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish73.50.775.00.764.****69.26.0
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good74.40.776.00.867.02.654.05.1******
Activity limitationscBasic activities70.********
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.