Table 16_4_6-1a

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 16_4_6.1a
People with difficulty contacting their usual source of care over the telephone, by race, United States, 2006
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 16.60.516.50.617.01.217.62.3DSUDSU24.14.816.22.4
Age0–1714.50.814.20.915.81.814.03.7DSUDSUDSUDSU12.03.0
18–4417.30.717.00.817.81.518.73.5DSUDSUDSUDSU18.84.3
45–6417.60.717.30.718.22.018.43.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
65 and over17.71.117.81.215.91.921.04.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale16.10.616.20.615.21.313.92.3DSUDSUDSUDSU18.23.3
Female17.10.516.70.618.31.320.52.8DSUDSUDSUDSU14.72.7
Family incomeaNegative/poor19.51.219.01.420.31.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU20.75.8
Near poor/low17.51.117.21.317.42.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Middle17.00.916.80.917.92.421.84.3DSUDSUDSUDSU15.04.2
High15.10.715.40.711.61.714.12.6DSUDSUDSUDSU18.94.7
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school19.91.020.11.218.01.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate16.40.716.20.817.31.716.04.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college17.30.617.10.717.81.719.23.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed16.90.616.70.716.61.420.13.0DSUDSUDSUDSU20.64.3
Not employed19.80.919.41.021.82.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, under age 65Any private15.30.615.40.613.61.616.02.4DSUDSUDSUDSU16.63.2
Public only21.21.120.91.421.21.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU18.34.6
Uninsured17.71.416.21.525.23.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only17.11.617.61.913.22.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private17.21.417.31.414.13.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public21.52.722.13.422.14.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan16.80.516.70.617.61.318.22.5DSUDSUDSUDSU15.32.5
  Large central metro16.20.915.51.019.42.015.83.1DSUDSUDSUDSU14.54.2
  Large fringe metro16.50.916.51.014.31.620.24.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro19.01.419.11.518.22.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro14.21.314.21.314.23.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan15.71.315.71.412.22.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan16.21.516.01.513.24.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore14.82.215.02.510.82.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish16.50.516.30.616.81.218.12.8DSUDSU23.84.816.52.4
Other17.91.318.21.5DSUDSU17.13.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good15.70.515.60.615.71.217.02.4DSUDSU21.45.415.12.5
Fair/poor24.41.024.21.224.52.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities23.01.123.31.222.22.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities26.01.427.11.622.22.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities16.20.515.90.616.31.218.82.5DSUDSUDSUDSU19.23.9

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 16_4_6-1a: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr09/16_facilitators_barriers/T16_4_6-1a.html