Table 13_1_3-2b

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_3.2b
Adults who needed care right away for an illness, injury, or condition in the last 12 months who sometimes or never got care as soon as wanted, by ethnicity, United States, 2007
  TotalNon-HispanicHispanic, all races
  All racesWhiteBlack
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 13.90.613.20.612.00.717.71.419.31.7
65 and over6.
Family incomeaNegative/poor19.61.719.41.918.22.422.
Near poor/low16.61.316.01.515.11.816.62.920.03.0
EducationbLess than high school17.01.316.51.613.81.826.13.418.32.2
High school graduate13.
At least some college12.40.812.20.911.50.915.
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed15.10.714.10.813.20.917.31.822.52.4
Not employed17.81.417.81.616.61.919.
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private12.10.711.60.710.60.815.
Public only21.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only6.
Medicare and private4.
Medicare and other public11.12.811.93.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Location of residencecMetropolitan13.90.613.10.711.90.717.31.519.31.8
  Large central metro16.
  Large fringe metro11.
  Medium metro11.
  Small metro16.01.715.61.714.21.9DSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish13.50.612.90.611.90.717.81.422.23.1
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good12.50.611.60.610.40.716.71.620.42.3
Activity limitationscBasic activities13.51.313.61.412.01.419.93.413.33.4
Complex activities16.31.616.31.715.71.915.93.416.94.3
Neither basic nor complex activities13.80.712.80.711.70.817.71.720.62.0
U.S. bornYes13.30.612.80.611.70.718.01.521.02.9

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: 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_3-2b: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.