Table 13_1_2-5b

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_2.5b
Children who had an appointment for routine health care in the last 12 months who sometimes or never got appointments as soon as wanted, by ethnicity, United States, 2006
    Non-Hispanic  
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 6.990.446.740.496.310.567.921.088.190.92
Age0–56.610.606.220.705.460.838.931.688.231.41
6–177.230.567.050.626.810.717.341.318.161.16
GenderMale7.180.596.900.666.190.768.021.438.521.35
Female6.800.506.570.596.430.707.821.227.851.09
Family incomeaNegative/poor9.550.9910.521.3010.891.9810.411.877.191.30
Near poor/low8.040.847.271.095.851.2811.562.5510.061.59
Middle6.480.766.160.845.680.933.360.928.232.04
High5.580.735.540.775.840.88DSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insuranceAny private5.690.515.850.545.820.646.001.49DSUDSU
Public only9.830.809.301.028.051.3110.221.4811.031.39
Uninsured7.871.98DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationbMetropolitan7.090.496.830.566.290.658.411.168.230.98
  Large central metro7.820.727.440.966.561.199.471.828.741.15
  Large fringe metro5.400.865.450.925.180.99DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro7.531.196.911.255.811.349.482.4811.202.65
  Small metro8.881.859.182.1010.542.72DSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan6.400.976.301.096.361.20DSUDSU7.641.71
  Micropolitan6.911.226.751.406.961.53DSUDSU8.462.06
  Noncore5.441.485.481.57DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish6.860.476.750.516.240.578.071.097.871.26
Other8.021.04DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU8.531.17
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good6.840.446.600.506.220.577.781.108.000.94
Fair/poor12.733.11DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
CSHCNYes8.150.907.870.986.390.9811.002.2210.042.26
No6.530.486.240.556.150.676.801.087.781.02

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: 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_2-5b: 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_2-5b.html