Table 16_4_8-1b

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_8.1b
Children without 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 77.91.578.41.779.21.976.93.074.73.1
Age0–580.02.681.22.981.73.4DSUDSU73.66.4
6–1777.01.877.32.078.32.376.14.175.13.5
GenderMale78.41.979.72.282.12.473.24.071.64.6
Female77.22.276.92.476.22.881.34.679.03.7
Family incomeaNegative/poor69.53.270.23.8DSUDSU73.65.367.26.4
Near poor/low78.33.278.33.877.15.1DSUDSU78.25.8
Middle78.42.979.43.280.83.3DSUDSUDSUDSU
High80.32.680.32.680.92.9DSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insuranceAny private80.51.880.51.980.92.1DSUDSU80.64.4
Public only69.92.669.93.269.64.372.14.269.84.5
UninsuredDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationbMetropolitan78.21.678.81.980.12.175.53.275.23.2
  Large central metro75.42.675.03.276.64.371.85.076.63.8
  Large fringe metro78.63.178.53.379.13.7DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro82.92.884.13.285.63.1DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro74.46.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan75.44.676.14.874.75.3DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan71.05.471.75.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  NoncoreDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish78.61.678.61.779.41.976.43.179.43.8
Other69.65.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU68.75.4
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good78.81.579.51.779.91.979.83.274.73.4
Fair/poor62.35.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
CSHCNYes75.62.275.62.476.82.873.04.175.54.3
No80.92.081.82.382.32.6DSUDSU76.04.2

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 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: CSHCN: children with special health care needs; 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_8-1b: 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_8-1b.html