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
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.
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****
Residence locationbMetropolitan78.91.574.23.776.
  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********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish79.71.577.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good79.61.475.

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.