Table 14_4_8-1b

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_8.1b
Children 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
Total79.01.479.51.580.61.675.33.876.22.9
Age0–577.92.578.42.880.33.2**75.85.0
6–1779.41.679.91.780.71.877.84.076.43.4
GenderMale77.02.077.42.378.72.570.85.174.14.2
Female81.41.881.72.082.72.1**78.93.7
Family incomeaNegative/poor75.33.076.03.777.84.7**73.24.8
Near poor/low77.32.877.73.377.44.2**76.05.0
Middle78.72.778.02.979.23.0****
High81.52.282.52.283.42.3****
Health insuranceAny private80.61.680.71.781.21.8****
Public only75.12.575.63.178.33.671.55.473.84.1
Uninsured**********
Residence locationbMetropolitan78.91.579.41.781.01.874.54.175.83.1
  Large central metro75.62.673.63.276.73.8**80.84.0
  Large fringe metro78.52.579.72.680.32.7****
  Medium metro83.03.184.03.285.13.3****
  Small metro81.04.1********
Nonmetropolitan79.73.479.63.578.74.0****
  Micropolitan78.73.978.64.177.64.7****
  Noncore**********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish79.71.579.91.580.81.676.23.777.03.9
Other72.84.4******74.74.4
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good79.61.479.91.681.21.675.04.177.92.9
Fair/poor71.05.0********
CSHCNYes76.51.977.02.179.72.271.74.973.34.7
No81.91.882.52.082.02.2**78.73.9

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: 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_8-1b: 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_8-1b.html