Table 13_1_4-5b

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_4.5b
Children 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 ethnicity, United States, 2006
    Non-Hispanic  
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 7.120.687.210.776.550.859.101.826.681.15
Age0–57.041.036.711.155.651.29DSUDSU8.621.95
6–177.170.887.530.987.101.108.632.285.341.44
GenderMale7.760.998.191.117.531.188.082.375.431.44
Female6.370.956.021.055.321.2310.422.667.961.90
Family incomeaNegative/poor7.641.368.361.776.401.68DSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low10.131.709.332.047.932.23DSUDSU12.552.88
Middle7.361.298.001.477.351.56DSUDSUDSUDSU
High4.701.154.901.245.381.39DSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insuranceAny private6.250.806.640.886.411.018.422.50DSUDSU
Public only9.731.329.411.628.091.9610.112.6110.572.12
UninsuredDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationbMetropolitan6.620.706.690.805.690.878.931.906.321.16
  Large central metro8.111.348.321.61DSUDSU9.602.697.501.90
  Large fringe metro3.591.00DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro8.871.559.991.939.462.19DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metroDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan9.832.089.722.0610.152.30DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan10.192.659.892.6010.102.87DSUDSUDSUDSU
  NoncoreDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish6.750.716.900.776.390.859.241.845.451.42
Other10.792.38DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU8.312.12
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good7.080.707.190.786.600.868.961.926.511.20
Fair/poor7.922.27DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
CSHCNYes7.871.297.991.447.061.5610.232.93DSUDSU
No6.670.836.760.936.331.098.532.136.241.37

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_4-5b: 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_4-5b.html