Table 14_4_8-1a

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_8.1a
Children 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
Total79.01.479.91.574.63.7********
Age0–577.92.579.62.9**********
6–1779.41.680.01.777.33.9********
GenderMale77.02.077.72.270.95.0********
Female81.41.882.41.9**********
Family incomeaNegative/poor75.33.076.33.6**********
Near poor/low77.32.877.33.3**********
Middle78.72.779.72.7**********
High81.52.282.22.2**********
Health insuranceAny private80.61.681.11.7**********
Public only75.12.576.72.871.85.3********
Uninsured**************
Residence locationbMetropolitan78.91.580.21.673.74.0********
  Large central metro75.62.677.82.9**********
  Large fringe metro78.52.579.22.6**********
  Medium metro83.03.183.83.1**********
  Small metro81.04.1************
Nonmetropolitan79.73.478.73.8**********
  Micropolitan78.73.977.64.4**********
  Noncore**************
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish79.71.580.41.575.53.6********
Other72.84.476.54.3**********
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good79.61.480.71.574.24.0********
Fair/poor71.05.0************
CSHCNYes76.51.978.52.071.14.7********
No81.91.881.61.9**********

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 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; CSHCN: children with special health care needs; 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_8-1a: 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_8-1a.html