Table 13_1_1-3a

2009 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 13_1_1.3a
Adults who had an appointment for routine health care in the last 12 months who always got appointments as soon as wanted, by race, United States, 2006
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 48.50.649.00.650.11.635.13.1DSUDSU50.56.438.24.3
65 and over58.
Family incomeaNegative/poor46.51.547.41.845.42.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low50.11.450.51.553.53.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EducationbLess than high school50.
High school graduate51.
At least some college46.60.847.00.948.92.436.93.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed45.70.746.30.848.41.929.83.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Not employed46.
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private46.70.747.20.850.
Public only42.81.642.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only60.
Medicare and private57.91.657.31.762.45.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public58.23.561.14.556.15.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan48.00.648.50.750.01.734.73.2DSUDSUDSUDSU39.54.9
  Large central metro46.
  Large fringe metro47.
  Medium metro49.
  Small metro47.82.348.42.544.64.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish49.20.649.50.650.21.639.64.2DSUDSUDSUDSU38.34.3
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good49.20.649.70.750.41.835.43.3DSUDSUDSUDSU40.25.1
Activity limitationscBasic activities48.31.348.21.452.73.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities45.31.544.41.753.73.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities48.60.649.40.749.11.734.43.2DSUDSUDSUDSU39.25.2

a Negative/poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, 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.

DSU - 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 March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 13_1_1-3a: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.