Table 13_1_1-1

2010 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 13_1_1.1
Adults who had an appointment for routine health care in the last 12 months who sometimes or never got appointments as soon as wanted, United States, 2002-2007
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 15.30.515.10.514.90.415.20.415.10.416.80.4
65 and over8.
RaceWhite, single race14.30.513.70.513.30.514.30.414.20.515.80.4
Black, single race19.11.319.
Asian, single race24.52.429.92.829.
Multiple races23.53.720.92.722.73.819.93.615.62.921.53.8
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races14.80.514.80.514.50.514.90.414.50.516.00.4
  Non-Hispanic, White13.60.613.20.512.70.513.80.513.50.514.90.4
  Non-Hispanic, Black18.91.319.
Hispanic, all races19.61.417.91.318.51.318.
Family incomeaNegative/poor19.31.320.91.320.71.420.71.321.71.320.11.1
Near poor/low15.
EducationbLess than high school16.
High school graduate13.30.814.00.614.00.713.90.613.00.715.30.6
At least some college15.80.715.90.615.00.615.30.615.60.617.40.5
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed17.30.616.40.616.10.617.20.617.00.618.90.5
Not employed15.
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private16.00.615.20.615.20.615.70.615.80.617.60.5
Public only22.21.723.61.522.41.621.11.321.21.421.61.2
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only9.
Medicare and private6.
Medicare and other public9.
Location of residencecMetropolitan15.60.515.50.515.30.515.70.515.60.517.30.4
  Large central metro16.80.817.00.716.80.817.50.817.90.920.20.8
  Large fringe metro15.50.914.80.915.
  Medium metro14.
  Small metro15.71.714.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish14.70.514.50.414.40.414.60.414.40.415.90.4
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good14.80.514.60.514.00.514.60.514.80.516.20.4
Activity limitationscBasic activities13.10.915.
Complex activities14.41.318.
Neither basic nor complex activities15.60.615.00.514.40.515.20.515.40.517.10.4

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 B: Detailed Methods.

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.


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: Table 13_1_1-1: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.