Table 16_4_6-2c

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_6.2c
People with difficulty contacting their usual source of care during regular business hours over the telephone about a health problem, by family income,a United States, 2007
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 15.30.517.31.115.31.015.80.814.30.6
Age0-1712.40.715.81.813.11.512.11.110.31.2
18-4415.70.717.61.717.71.815.81.214.41.0
45-6417.30.721.62.118.01.717.51.316.51.0
65 and over16.31.016.12.313.51.720.71.914.91.5
GenderMale14.90.516.31.315.31.215.60.913.80.8
Female15.70.518.11.315.31.115.90.814.80.7
RaceWhite, single race15.10.516.51.314.71.115.60.914.50.7
Black, single race14.81.016.91.914.01.915.51.812.31.7
Asian, single race16.32.1DSUDSU26.76.517.04.112.82.8
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single race28.06.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple races20.12.328.16.6DSUDSU18.24.919.84.7
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races15.00.515.51.114.91.116.20.814.10.6
  Non-Hispanic, White14.80.513.71.414.11.316.31.014.30.7
  Non-Hispanic, Black14.71.016.81.914.11.915.21.812.51.7
Hispanic, all races17.11.222.92.817.01.912.81.617.42.5
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school18.20.922.82.016.31.717.71.616.52.1
High school graduate14.50.714.91.714.21.415.91.113.01.1
At least some college17.00.616.32.418.72.018.41.216.20.8
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed16.20.620.22.017.41.416.61.015.40.7
Not employed17.41.018.51.618.62.516.31.716.71.8
Health insurance, ages 0-64Any private14.40.513.92.114.41.614.90.914.00.7
Public only17.41.018.51.517.11.615.21.817.44.6
Uninsured16.91.318.02.617.32.415.52.317.63.3
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only13.51.512.53.29.32.017.12.914.83.1
Medicare and private17.71.4DSUDSU16.63.322.52.515.31.8
Medicare and other public18.62.419.04.015.83.4DSUDSUDSUDSU
Location of residencecMetropolitan15.50.518.21.316.31.215.90.914.30.7
  Large central metro15.30.919.41.916.41.715.81.613.11.2
  Large fringe metro15.30.815.02.713.42.216.21.615.21.1
  Medium metro15.91.119.42.819.32.414.21.614.61.5
  Small metro15.91.816.53.614.23.418.72.914.02.7
Nonmetropolitan14.21.014.22.011.41.615.41.514.81.8
  Micropolitan14.51.313.22.612.62.214.11.916.62.4
  Noncore13.71.616.13.39.22.317.32.9DSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish15.00.516.61.214.31.115.80.814.40.7
Other17.61.320.53.020.02.315.22.113.92.6
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good14.40.515.81.214.61.114.60.813.90.6
Fair/poor22.31.024.22.118.81.725.22.020.82.1
Activity limitationscBasic activities21.81.125.02.518.82.026.12.118.42.1
Complex activities22.61.423.92.522.02.525.02.718.92.9
Neither basic nor complex activities15.50.516.61.415.21.215.80.915.20.7
U.S. bornYes14.90.516.41.214.41.015.50.814.30.7
No18.21.123.33.320.82.417.82.114.71.7

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_6-2c: 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_6-2c.html