Table 16_4_7-1

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_7.1
Adults who did not have problems seeing a specialist they needed to see in the last 12 months,a United States, 2002-2007
  200720062005200420032002
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 72.00.870.10.870.10.771.20.771.30.868.90.6
Age18-6469.70.967.00.967.50.868.80.868.80.966.50.7
  18-4468.61.263.91.265.21.167.41.267.21.263.81.0
  45-6471.71.172.51.071.71.271.11.071.71.171.30.9
65 and over83.11.284.91.082.51.083.11.183.11.180.31.0
GenderMale72.81.169.91.269.71.169.21.169.51.168.90.9
Female71.51.070.21.070.30.872.70.872.50.968.80.8
RaceWhite, single race73.10.871.60.871.50.773.00.872.40.870.20.7
Black, single race69.02.567.82.163.42.164.22.167.72.266.02.0
Asian, single race57.03.645.55.153.44.655.74.159.04.646.94.6
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple racesDSUDSUDSUDSU71.95.556.15.260.05.756.15.7
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races73.20.871.10.971.30.772.30.872.30.870.00.6
  Non-Hispanic, White74.60.973.00.973.20.874.50.973.70.971.70.7
  Non-Hispanic, Black69.22.567.62.163.62.164.32.267.92.166.41.9
Hispanic, all races61.32.260.22.159.22.061.42.060.62.357.71.9
Family incomebNegative/poor57.02.259.92.152.42.060.12.061.81.957.82.0
Near poor/low62.52.262.01.964.21.865.31.666.42.163.01.6
Middle71.61.570.21.570.11.371.51.371.71.269.51.1
High77.21.174.31.275.41.075.11.274.01.171.81.0
EducationcLess than high school62.82.163.42.060.21.962.31.861.02.062.61.5
High school graduate71.21.770.81.571.41.373.41.372.01.470.11.1
At least some college74.11.071.41.171.71.071.80.973.21.069.80.9
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed71.61.068.51.068.70.970.30.970.10.967.60.8
Not employed61.72.061.51.862.61.862.21.763.62.162.21.6
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private74.31.071.51.071.30.972.81.072.10.969.80.8
Public only53.62.953.52.552.52.356.12.361.12.456.92.4
Uninsured47.82.943.82.651.12.745.63.048.72.645.42.5
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only83.12.187.21.980.52.183.22.082.72.376.82.2
Medicare and private85.71.686.11.285.31.284.71.385.21.482.91.3
Medicare and other public70.73.972.13.870.73.872.44.069.13.973.83.2
Location of residencedMetropolitan72.30.870.40.969.50.770.80.870.90.968.20.7
  Large central metro69.01.564.51.566.01.364.61.365.91.465.01.2
  Large fringe metro74.71.473.71.570.61.473.91.572.21.569.91.2
  Medium metro74.61.574.21.872.41.373.91.574.71.870.51.6
  Small metro69.92.371.52.370.92.474.12.274.72.968.42.0
Nonmetropolitan69.82.867.91.673.61.873.01.973.01.572.31.6
  Micropolitan71.23.566.52.373.91.973.72.473.61.973.22.1
  Noncore68.03.770.52.772.54.171.72.572.02.770.22.4
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish73.60.871.60.871.40.772.70.873.00.870.60.6
Other54.42.749.32.753.82.852.52.450.12.649.72.4
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good75.10.872.30.973.30.873.80.874.50.871.40.7
Fair/poor56.42.060.31.856.11.960.61.857.31.858.11.5
Activity limitationsdBasic activities60.02.662.62.363.91.860.72.064.12.060.22.0
Complex activities57.62.659.52.261.02.261.42.162.02.260.11.9
Neither basic nor complex activities73.60.871.70.871.70.873.10.873.20.870.90.7
U.S. bornYes73.50.8DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC73.20.870.70.6
No62.02.1DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC58.02.055.62.2

a Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 standard population using five age groups: 18-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65-74, and 75 and over.

b 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.

c 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.

d For more information, see Appendix B, Detailed Methods.

DNC - Data have not been collected.

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_7-1: 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_7-1.html