Table 16_4_7-1b

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_7.1b
Adults who did not have problems seeing a specialist they needed to see in the last 12 months, by ethnicity, United States, 2006
    Non-Hispanic  
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 72.70.773.90.876.10.768.32.059.92.1
Age18–4463.91.265.11.367.11.463.43.155.72.9
45–6473.11.074.31.076.41.168.32.957.93.5
65 and over84.91.085.31.086.91.080.43.277.54.5
GenderMale72.91.174.41.077.01.063.63.855.83.6
Female72.50.973.50.975.41.071.32.362.82.4
Family incomeaNegative/poor62.12.062.52.364.82.658.74.059.73.9
Near poor/low67.01.669.71.672.11.963.94.053.13.8
Middle72.01.473.81.576.01.667.83.654.83.8
High76.91.077.11.078.71.077.93.573.53.5
EducationbLess than high school68.91.771.11.973.52.169.64.061.83.1
High school graduate74.51.375.81.478.21.466.03.861.03.5
At least some college73.01.073.81.075.81.069.32.757.23.4
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed69.81.071.11.072.71.169.42.656.62.9
Not employed65.71.466.81.570.51.857.73.756.63.5
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private73.10.973.81.076.01.070.42.663.72.7
Public only55.32.356.22.655.13.361.54.251.34.4
Uninsured44.22.645.13.046.13.5DSUDSU41.44.3
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only87.41.987.91.988.82.1DSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private86.11.286.31.287.51.3DSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public72.03.869.44.771.35.9DSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan72.70.874.10.976.60.868.42.260.32.1
  Large central metro66.61.468.41.570.31.865.23.157.72.5
  Large fringe metro75.11.375.91.378.71.468.84.965.44.2
  Medium metro77.11.577.91.680.01.672.84.264.76.7
  Small metro74.61.875.71.876.81.9DSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan72.41.572.91.573.91.6DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan71.51.971.91.972.32.1DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore74.12.874.82.977.03.0DSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish74.30.774.70.776.50.768.52.165.02.7
Other50.72.844.25.3DSUDSUDSUDSU54.42.8
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good74.50.875.80.977.60.871.82.360.12.3
Fair/poor66.11.467.01.570.21.760.53.759.43.6
Activity limitationscBasic activities73.31.474.01.576.01.768.43.363.94.4
Complex activities65.91.866.21.968.52.260.14.262.56.0
Neither basic nor complex activities73.10.874.50.876.70.869.72.658.82.3

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: 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_7-1b: 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_7-1b.html