Table 16_4_7-1a

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_7.1a
Adults who did not have problems seeing a specialist they needed to see in the last 12 months, by race, United States, 2006
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 72.70.774.50.768.52.047.35.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Age18–4463.91.265.31.363.63.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
45–6473.11.074.91.168.52.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
65 and over84.91.086.31.080.73.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale72.91.175.11.163.83.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Female72.50.974.00.971.52.348.35.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Family incomeaNegative/poor62.12.064.02.258.93.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low67.01.668.41.764.74.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Middle72.01.473.61.468.23.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High76.91.078.40.977.93.551.67.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EducationbLess than high school68.91.770.31.869.53.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate74.51.376.41.366.73.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college73.01.074.70.969.42.650.56.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed69.81.071.01.069.82.545.57.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Not employed65.71.468.81.657.73.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private73.10.975.00.970.82.543.26.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Public only55.32.354.22.862.04.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Uninsured44.22.644.62.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only87.41.988.22.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private86.11.287.31.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public72.03.873.54.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan72.70.874.70.868.72.147.35.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large central metro66.61.467.81.665.33.155.47.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metro75.11.377.51.469.74.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro77.11.578.91.573.24.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro74.61.875.61.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan72.41.573.31.667.06.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan71.51.971.82.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore74.12.876.22.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish74.30.775.80.768.82.050.36.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Other50.72.852.72.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good74.50.876.00.872.12.350.06.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Fair/poor66.11.468.71.560.53.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitationscBasic activities73.31.475.11.568.63.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities65.91.868.02.160.74.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities73.10.874.80.769.92.646.75.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

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_7-1a: 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_7-1a.html