Table 13_1_1-3b

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_1.3b
Adults who had an appointment for routine health care in the last 12 months who always got appointments as soon as wanted, by ethnicity, United States, 2006
    Non-Hispanic  
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 48.50.648.90.649.70.650.11.643.91.5
Age18–4444.91.044.91.145.41.247.42.144.42.1
45–6447.20.847.70.848.70.949.82.639.82.4
65 and over58.51.259.01.358.91.460.23.451.54.0
GenderMale49.60.950.30.951.21.051.92.643.02.8
Female47.60.747.90.748.50.849.01.644.51.5
Family incomeaNegative/poor46.51.547.01.748.12.145.72.743.93.0
Near poor/low50.11.451.61.552.51.753.73.241.32.8
Middle47.11.148.01.248.61.350.13.039.52.7
High49.21.049.11.049.81.050.33.052.43.4
EducationbLess than high school50.71.252.41.453.51.852.63.145.42.2
High school graduate51.31.052.31.153.31.250.92.340.23.1
At least some college46.60.846.60.847.20.948.82.445.22.7
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed45.70.746.00.846.70.948.22.043.32.1
Not employed46.71.247.51.448.41.648.93.041.32.6
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private46.70.746.80.847.50.850.32.044.72.3
Public only42.81.643.31.843.42.345.92.940.53.0
Uninsured42.72.143.72.545.02.941.55.739.13.0
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only60.52.261.52.261.72.560.05.1DSUDSU
Medicare and private57.91.658.11.657.51.762.45.5DSUDSU
Medicare and other public58.23.558.14.161.05.958.05.558.45.5
Residence locationcMetropolitan48.00.648.50.649.20.750.01.743.71.6
  Large central metro46.71.047.81.148.81.350.42.241.62.3
  Large fringe metro47.91.148.31.248.81.352.63.642.83.1
  Medium metro49.81.149.91.150.51.248.23.448.93.9
  Small metro47.82.347.52.548.12.744.64.952.45.3
Nonmetropolitan50.91.451.01.551.61.650.64.947.74.3
  Micropolitan50.31.850.11.950.62.151.96.755.14.4
  Noncore52.02.152.72.253.52.2DSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish49.20.649.30.649.70.750.11.647.22.3
Other38.72.036.63.548.15.6DSUDSU40.12.2
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good49.20.649.60.650.40.750.21.844.31.9
Fair/poor44.61.344.91.545.01.749.63.142.33.3
Activity limitationscBasic activities48.31.348.81.348.61.553.03.242.73.5
Complex activities45.31.545.51.644.31.854.13.642.45.4
Neither basic nor complex activities48.60.649.10.750.10.748.91.744.01.7

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: 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_1-3b: 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_1-3b.html