Table 14_4_7-1b

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_7.1b
Adults who did not have problems seeing a specialist they needed to see in the last 12 months, by ethnicity, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNon-HispanicHispanic, all races
All racesWhiteBlack
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total72.20.673.40.775.40.764.92.159.52.0
Age18–4465.21.166.91.269.01.356.83.152.82.7
45–6472.01.272.71.374.51.466.83.662.93.2
65 and over82.51.083.11.084.51.079.13.773.04.4
GenderMale72.41.073.31.075.51.166.83.763.33.0
Female72.10.773.60.775.30.863.72.356.72.4
Family incomeaNegative/poor56.72.058.52.263.23.047.14.247.83.9
Near poor/low69.01.671.31.873.02.067.34.456.23.8
Middle71.51.272.91.375.01.365.44.657.94.1
High76.70.977.00.978.01.074.13.672.13.9
EducationbLess than high school66.61.670.41.671.11.870.03.754.83.2
High school graduate74.11.175.01.178.11.257.04.363.04.2
At least some college72.80.973.40.974.81.067.33.062.73.6
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed69.70.970.91.072.41.165.12.957.92.7
Not employed65.91.467.51.570.81.752.93.754.53.8
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private72.50.972.90.974.71.066.12.867.12.7
Public only55.72.355.72.657.83.550.44.855.54.5
Uninsured51.12.657.43.256.63.8**31.63.9
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only80.52.180.92.181.12.3****
Medicare and private85.21.285.41.286.01.3****
Medicare and other public71.23.972.84.581.74.3****
Residence locationcMetropolitan71.50.772.80.774.80.865.02.359.62.1
  Large central metro68.01.369.81.472.61.763.83.659.62.5
  Large fringe metro71.91.373.31.475.21.467.34.350.45.2
  Medium metro74.51.274.81.376.61.362.34.670.55.2
  Small metro74.12.174.82.174.62.0****
Nonmetropolitan76.01.576.61.478.01.6****
  Micropolitan75.21.776.11.777.91.8****
  Noncore+B377.62.877.62.978.33.0****
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish73.50.774.00.775.50.764.92.163.92.6
Other54.82.853.14.5****55.63.3
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good74.40.775.70.777.50.867.32.660.82.4
Fair/poor63.81.364.81.466.41.759.53.456.13.4
Activity limitationscBasic activities70.71.271.91.273.41.366.53.455.74.5
Complex activities65.01.665.51.768.21.957.84.457.65.4
Neither basic nor complex activities73.00.774.30.876.30.865.42.660.22.5

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: 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_7-1b: 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_7-1b.html