Table 16_4_6-2a

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 16_4_6.2a
People with difficulty contacting their usual source of care during regular business hours over the telephone about a health problem, by race, United States, 2007
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 15.30.515.10.514.81.016.32.1DSUDSU28.06.520.12.3
Age0-1712.40.711.70.713.71.613.33.4DSUDSUDSUDSU17.23.5
18-4415.70.715.40.815.71.415.03.0DSUDSUDSUDSU20.24.3
45-6417.30.717.30.715.81.620.33.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
65 and over16.31.016.41.113.11.818.24.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale14.90.514.70.613.71.116.72.6DSUDSUDSUDSU20.93.3
Female15.70.515.40.515.61.116.02.1DSUDSU31.68.619.42.8
Family incomeaNegative/poor17.31.116.51.316.91.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU28.16.6
Near poor/low15.31.014.71.114.01.926.76.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Middle15.80.815.60.915.51.817.04.1DSUDSUDSUDSU18.24.9
High14.30.614.50.712.31.712.82.8DSUDSUDSUDSU19.84.7
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school18.20.917.41.016.51.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate14.50.714.10.714.01.519.64.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college17.00.617.20.715.61.614.02.5DSUDSUDSUDSU16.74.0
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed16.20.616.10.615.91.316.62.6DSUDSUDSUDSU21.14.2
Not employed17.41.017.11.015.31.818.94.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private14.40.514.40.613.21.314.62.6DSUDSUDSUDSU17.73.4
Public only17.41.016.51.116.61.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU23.35.6
Uninsured16.91.315.91.520.53.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only13.51.512.81.616.53.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private17.71.418.01.59.42.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public18.62.420.23.012.23.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Location of residencecMetropolitan15.50.515.20.515.01.016.62.2DSUDSU33.07.920.52.5
  Large central metro15.30.915.41.013.71.517.13.0DSUDSUDSUDSU14.83.8
  Large fringe metro15.30.814.50.916.92.118.14.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro15.91.115.61.114.92.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU19.35.6
  Small metro15.91.815.81.917.93.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan14.21.014.31.013.03.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan14.51.314.61.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore13.71.613.91.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish15.00.514.90.514.61.014.32.8DSUDSU25.17.119.92.4
Other17.61.316.81.4DSUDSU18.52.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good14.40.514.20.514.21.115.42.1DSUDSU29.06.518.92.4
Fair/poor22.31.022.61.218.82.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitationscBasic activities21.81.121.41.220.32.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities22.61.422.31.619.32.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities15.50.515.40.514.61.115.82.3DSUDSUDSUDSU20.13.9
U.S. bornYes14.90.514.80.514.41.013.02.7DSUDSU27.07.119.62.4
No18.21.117.71.321.14.218.12.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

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 16_4_6-2a: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. February 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr10/16_facilitators_barriers/T16_4_6-2a.html