Table 13_1_1-4a

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_1.4a
Adults who had an appointment for routine health care in the last 12 months who usually got appointments as soon as wanted, by race, United States, 2006
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 36.50.637.30.630.41.434.93.1DSUDSU30.45.841.03.8
65 and over32.
Family incomeaNegative/poor32.61.335.31.623.91.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low34.
EducationbLess than high school35.
High school graduate34.80.935.
At least some college37.60.938.
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed37.80.838.80.832.11.735.43.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Not employed35.
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private38.10.738.90.832.71.936.73.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Public only33.61.435.71.927.82.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only29.
Medicare and private34.41.535.41.624.64.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public30.
Residence locationcMetropolitan36.50.637.40.730.21.534.73.2DSUDSUDSUDSU41.84.5
  Large central metro36.
  Large fringe metro37.
  Medium metro35.
  Small metro37.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish36.30.637.00.730.41.436.14.0DSUDSUDSUDSU40.83.9
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good36.30.637.10.730.31.534.73.4DSUDSUDSUDSU41.74.7
Activity limitationscBasic activities36.61.338.01.427.42.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities36.61.538.11.825.43.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities36.40.637.10.731.71.535.13.3DSUDSUDSUDSU41.74.9

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_1-4a: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.