Table 14_4_7-1c

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_7.1c
Adults who did not have problems seeing a specialist they needed to see in the last 12 months, by family income,a United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total72.20.656.72.069.01.671.51.276.70.9
Age18–4465.21.141.03.461.32.766.42.171.51.7
45–6472.01.259.23.062.13.169.52.177.01.5
65 and over82.51.078.43.580.02.483.72.084.21.6
GenderMale72.41.058.13.368.22.770.01.977.21.3
Female72.10.756.02.469.52.172.71.476.41.1
RaceWhite, single race73.80.759.52.570.01.873.31.277.71.0
Black, single race64.72.147.34.167.74.365.04.573.33.6
Asian, single race54.04.6******61.45.6
NHOPI, single race**********
AI/AN, single race**********
Multiple races68.15.9********
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races73.40.758.52.271.31.872.91.377.00.9
Non-Hispanic, White75.40.763.23.073.02.075.01.378.01.0
Non-Hispanic, Black64.92.147.14.267.34.465.44.674.13.6
Hispanic59.52.047.83.956.23.857.94.172.13.9
EducationbLess than high school66.61.656.43.063.32.972.32.976.33.4
High school graduate74.11.156.14.175.12.675.62.077.21.7
At least some college72.80.958.14.367.62.868.81.976.61.0
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed69.70.944.24.160.12.967.21.874.81.2
Not employed65.91.452.72.864.33.369.73.074.42.7
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private72.50.959.75.068.82.969.91.675.01.1
Public only55.72.348.52.963.23.558.67.6**
Uninsured51.12.640.46.040.85.456.04.8**
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only80.52.1**78.94.283.84.176.14.0
Medicare and private85.21.2**83.93.284.02.486.61.7
Medicare and other public71.23.967.87.371.25.9****
Residence locationcMetropolitan71.50.756.02.368.61.769.91.476.21.0
  Large central metro68.01.351.83.563.52.564.92.874.91.9
  Large fringe metro71.91.358.75.570.43.867.92.876.01.6
  Medium metro74.51.255.65.073.23.175.92.178.61.7
  Small metro74.12.1**70.64.774.74.275.63.2
Nonmetropolitan76.01.559.94.470.43.479.72.780.62.0
  Micropolitan75.21.761.35.469.34.977.23.279.82.4
  Noncore77.62.8**71.84.683.95.4**
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish73.50.758.52.172.01.772.81.377.20.9
Other54.82.844.75.249.64.255.14.666.65.4
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good74.40.759.82.572.51.973.31.477.41.0
Fair/poor63.81.352.53.162.92.865.22.671.52.4
Activity limitationscBasic activities70.71.260.93.169.82.672.72.575.62.3
Complex activities65.01.653.43.364.43.566.33.275.13.2
Neither basic nor complex activities73.00.753.93.068.61.971.51.577.11.0

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_7-1c: 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_7-1c.html