Table 14_4_8-1c

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_8.1c
Children 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
Total79.01.475.33.077.32.878.72.781.52.2
Age0–577.92.5**78.54.9****
6–1779.41.674.43.876.83.179.23.182.72.5
GenderMale77.02.075.54.676.43.875.63.879.03.1
Female81.41.875.23.978.33.982.33.284.33.2
RaceWhite, single race79.91.576.33.677.33.379.72.782.22.2
Black, single race74.63.7********
Asian, single race**********
NHOPI, single race**********
AI/AN, single race**********
Multiple races**********
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races79.51.576.03.777.73.378.02.982.52.2
Non-Hispanic, White80.61.677.84.777.44.279.23.083.42.3
Non-Hispanic, Black75.33.8********
Hispanic, all races76.22.973.24.876.05.0****
Health insuranceAny private80.61.6**80.24.478.62.982.52.2
Public only75.12.576.13.375.13.9****
Uninsured**********
Residence locationbMetropolitan78.91.574.23.776.83.278.53.181.52.2
  Large central metro75.62.6**78.84.5**77.54.8
  Large fringe metro78.52.5******79.13.0
  Medium metro83.03.1********
  Small metro81.04.1********
Nonmetropolitan79.73.4********
  Micropolitan78.73.9********
  Noncore**********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish79.71.577.23.279.42.978.12.981.92.2
Other72.84.4********
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good79.61.475.93.177.92.979.22.781.92.3
Fair/poor71.05.0********
CSHCNYes76.51.973.84.072.54.178.93.878.03.5
No81.91.877.94.383.63.878.73.485.02.7

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_8-1c: 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_8-1c.html