Table 16_4_7-1d

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_7.1d
Adults who did not have problems seeing a specialist they needed to see in the last 12 months, by education,a United States, 2006
  TotalLess than high schoolHigh school graduateAt least some college
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 72.80.768.91.774.51.373.01.0
Age18–4464.01.254.73.264.12.466.11.6
45–6473.21.067.82.575.41.973.21.3
65 and over85.21.084.92.084.21.885.91.6
GenderMale73.01.166.62.572.82.174.61.4
Female72.70.970.71.875.81.571.61.2
RaceWhite, single race74.60.770.31.876.41.374.70.9
Black, single race68.62.069.53.966.73.769.42.6
Asian, single race47.85.4DSUDSUDSUDSU50.56.5
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple racesDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races74.00.871.11.975.81.473.81.0
Non-Hispanic, White76.20.773.52.178.21.475.81.0
Non-Hispanic, Black68.32.169.64.066.03.869.32.7
Hispanic, all races60.02.161.83.161.03.557.23.4
Family incomebNegative/poor62.12.164.03.265.43.656.83.8
Near poor/low67.01.665.22.872.32.563.22.8
Middle72.11.469.82.973.42.272.02.1
High77.01.080.53.679.31.876.11.2
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed69.91.059.52.971.91.870.51.2
Not employed65.81.461.93.367.82.766.52.2
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private73.10.973.22.776.71.671.91.2
Public only55.32.357.43.560.14.046.54.5
Uninsured44.42.637.04.843.05.352.54.7
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only87.61.988.03.086.43.188.73.4
Medicare and private86.31.286.83.084.42.387.31.8
Medicare and other public72.53.778.84.1DSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan72.80.870.11.974.21.472.91.1
  Large central metro66.71.464.72.867.82.366.81.9
  Large fringe metro75.41.472.93.575.92.875.61.7
  Medium metro77.11.573.83.878.32.777.32.1
  Small metro74.61.871.25.178.33.073.82.7
Nonmetropolitan72.51.564.03.775.72.973.52.0
  Micropolitan71.71.963.64.673.83.773.02.8
  Noncore74.22.864.77.080.03.374.33.5
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish74.30.771.31.976.01.374.11.0
Other51.22.857.83.445.74.447.54.9
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good74.60.869.92.176.71.474.51.0
Fair/poor66.31.467.42.668.32.563.92.2
Activity limitationscBasic activities73.41.471.62.675.22.373.02.2
Complex activities66.11.966.53.267.52.964.83.2
Neither basic nor complex activities73.10.867.82.175.11.473.31.0

a 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.

b 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.

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_7-1d: 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_7-1d.html