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.
65 and over17.
Family incomeaNegative/poor19.
Near poor/low17.
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school19.
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.
Health insurance, under age 65Any private15.30.615.40.613.61.616.02.4DSUDSUDSUDSU16.63.2
Public only21.
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.
  Large fringe metro16.50.916.
  Medium metro19.01.419.11.518.22.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro14.21.314.21.314.23.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish16.50.516.30.616.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good15.70.515.60.615.
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities23.
Complex activities26.01.427.11.622.22.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities16.20.515.90.616.

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.