Table 13_1_3-5a

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_3.5a
Adults who needed care right away for an illness, injury, or condition in the last 12 months who sometimes or never got care as soon as wanted, by race, United States, 2006
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 15.30.614.70.716.51.121.33.3DSUDSUDSUDSU19.84.6
Age18–4419.00.918.91.118.91.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
45–6414.50.913.61.015.92.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
65 and over7.70.87.20.99.02.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale15.60.915.01.016.92.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Female15.00.714.40.816.31.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Family incomeaNegative/poor23.01.722.22.125.03.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low20.31.420.51.518.83.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Middle15.31.114.71.215.72.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High10.50.810.30.98.12.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EducationbLess than high school18.81.419.61.616.22.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate14.81.013.01.018.32.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college14.00.813.51.014.81.918.54.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed16.30.815.61.017.21.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Not employed19.41.319.61.619.02.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private13.00.812.40.913.61.718.64.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Public only23.31.924.02.420.23.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Uninsured32.82.332.72.531.75.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only8.11.68.11.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private6.71.16.51.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public10.32.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan15.30.614.80.816.11.222.13.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large central metro16.81.115.91.318.31.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metro15.01.215.11.310.22.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro14.51.314.31.515.22.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro13.21.912.01.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan15.11.314.11.419.83.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan14.21.613.11.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore17.01.916.22.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish14.50.614.00.716.21.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU19.14.6
Other23.72.122.52.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good14.00.713.10.816.41.422.54.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Fair/poor19.51.120.01.316.61.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitationscBasic activities15.91.115.21.314.52.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities19.61.520.41.914.72.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities14.70.613.90.717.51.420.53.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

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_3-5a: 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_3-5a.html