Table 13_1_1-2a

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_1.2a
Adults who made an appointment for routine health care in the last 12 months who sometimes or never got an appointment as soon as wanted, by race, United States, 2007
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 15.30.514.30.519.11.324.52.4DSUDSUDSUDSU23.53.7
Age18-4419.80.918.91.021.62.128.73.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
45-6413.80.612.90.719.02.021.33.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
65 and over8.00.77.30.811.41.918.34.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale13.90.612.80.719.12.124.13.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Female16.20.615.30.719.21.524.83.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Family incomeaNegative/poor19.31.318.01.520.02.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low15.81.114.81.218.82.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Middle14.80.813.60.920.02.523.04.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High14.70.713.90.818.02.523.43.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EducationbLess than high school16.41.014.71.018.62.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate13.30.811.90.921.62.322.25.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college15.80.715.10.717.71.924.32.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed17.30.616.30.721.41.827.23.1DSUDSUDSUDSU21.14.3
Not employed15.81.015.01.117.32.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private16.00.615.00.719.91.824.32.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Public only22.21.722.32.018.32.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Uninsured20.91.519.31.628.64.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only9.71.48.31.417.14.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private6.60.96.41.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public9.32.08.22.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Location of residencecMetropolitan15.60.514.60.619.31.324.72.5DSUDSUDSUDSU24.24.1
  Large central metro16.80.815.60.917.21.525.73.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metro15.50.914.11.022.03.224.44.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro14.21.013.81.119.22.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro15.71.714.61.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan13.31.212.91.317.94.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan14.21.513.71.720.36.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore11.41.811.21.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish14.70.513.80.518.81.324.83.3DSUDSUDSUDSU24.13.8
Other21.01.619.71.9DSUDSU24.13.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good14.80.513.80.619.51.523.92.6DSUDSUDSUDSU20.63.9
Fair/poor18.01.117.01.217.92.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitationscBasic activities13.10.911.70.917.82.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities14.41.313.81.514.33.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities15.60.614.60.619.91.525.22.7DSUDSUDSUDSU21.04.1
U.S. bornYes14.50.513.90.518.61.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU24.44.0
No19.91.317.71.624.14.225.22.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

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 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.

 

Current as of February 2011
Internet Citation: Table 13_1_1-2a: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. February 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr10/13_timeliness/T13_1_1-2a.html