Table 13_1_2-4a

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_2.4a
Children 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 22.90.922.
Family incomeaNegative/poor25.41.927.22.425.63.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low22.21.722.01.924.43.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insuranceAny private22.
Public only23.61.523.51.727.43.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU20.04.9
Residence locationbMetropolitan23.
  Large central metro24.51.625.41.825.52.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metro20.71.619.91.726.53.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro25.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish22.20.922.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good22.80.922.

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 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; 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 March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 13_1_2-4a: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.