Table 16_4_6-2b

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 16_4_6.2b
People with difficulty contacting their usual source of care during regular business hours over the telephone about a health problem, by ethnicity, United States, 2007
    Non-HispanicHispanic, all races
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlack
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 15.30.515.00.514.80.514.71.017.11.2
Age0-1712.40.711.40.710.50.813.71.616.61.6
18-4415.70.715.50.815.30.915.41.416.71.5
45-6417.30.717.10.717.00.816.01.619.71.9
65 and over16.31.016.31.016.41.113.21.915.82.8
GenderMale14.90.514.80.614.70.613.71.115.41.2
Female15.70.515.20.515.00.515.51.118.61.4
Family incomeaNegative/poor17.31.115.51.113.71.416.81.922.92.8
Near poor/low15.31.014.91.114.11.314.11.917.01.9
Middle15.80.816.20.816.31.015.21.812.81.6
High14.30.614.10.614.30.712.51.717.42.5
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school18.20.917.41.116.01.216.71.620.61.8
High school graduate14.50.714.50.714.20.813.71.514.12.0
At least some college17.00.617.00.717.30.715.61.616.31.8
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed16.20.616.10.616.00.715.71.217.31.4
Not employed17.41.017.21.116.81.115.61.818.61.9
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private14.40.514.40.614.40.613.11.314.51.4
Public only17.41.016.51.115.11.416.51.719.81.8
Uninsured16.91.316.01.514.61.720.83.419.92.7
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only13.51.513.81.613.21.716.53.4DSUDSU
Medicare and private17.71.417.41.417.71.59.52.5DSUDSU
Medicare and other public18.62.419.82.822.03.912.83.414.93.8
Location of residencecMetropolitan15.50.515.20.514.90.614.91.017.31.3
  Large central metro15.30.915.51.116.01.313.51.515.01.4
  Large fringe metro15.30.814.90.814.20.917.02.119.23.1
  Medium metro15.91.115.21.114.81.114.71.920.83.4
  Small metro15.91.815.41.815.11.917.93.322.75.4
Nonmetropolitan14.21.014.31.014.31.113.23.213.62.7
  Micropolitan14.51.314.71.414.81.5DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore13.71.613.41.613.51.7DSUDSU19.64.1
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish15.00.514.90.514.80.514.51.016.21.6
Other17.61.317.12.113.62.9DSUDSU17.81.6
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good14.40.514.20.514.00.514.11.116.01.2
Fair/poor22.31.021.81.122.11.318.82.025.02.4
Activity limitationscBasic activities21.81.121.81.221.31.320.62.522.23.0
Complex activities22.61.422.41.522.01.719.52.724.83.9
Neither basic nor complex activities15.50.515.30.515.20.614.51.117.11.3
U.S. bornYes14.90.514.90.514.80.514.31.015.61.3
No18.21.117.01.414.92.022.14.419.81.6

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.

 

Current as of February 2011
Internet Citation: Table 16_4_6-2b: 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_6-2b.html