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
Age18–4444.91.045.11.147.62.132.64.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
45–6447.20.847.90.949.92.626.94.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
65 and over58.51.258.41.359.63.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale49.60.950.30.952.22.734.03.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Female47.60.748.00.748.91.636.03.9DSUDSUDSUDSU40.55.5
Family incomeaNegative/poor46.51.547.41.845.42.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low50.11.450.51.553.53.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Middle47.11.147.31.150.13.032.64.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High49.21.049.91.050.93.136.44.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EducationbLess than high school50.71.251.21.451.93.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate51.31.051.91.251.32.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
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 employed46.71.247.41.449.13.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private46.70.747.20.850.62.030.93.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Public only42.81.642.92.045.52.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Uninsured42.72.143.42.341.95.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only60.52.260.42.460.05.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
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 metro46.71.047.11.150.52.233.53.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metro47.91.148.21.352.53.534.26.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro49.81.150.41.248.03.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro47.82.348.42.544.64.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan50.91.451.41.651.14.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan50.31.850.72.052.46.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore52.02.152.72.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish49.20.649.50.650.21.639.64.2DSUDSUDSUDSU38.34.3
Other38.72.041.42.2DSUDSU30.14.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good49.20.649.70.750.41.835.43.3DSUDSUDSUDSU40.25.1
Fair/poor44.61.344.71.549.23.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
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. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr09/13_timeliness/T13_1_1-3a.html