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
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 72.00.870.10.870.10.771.20.771.30.868.90.6
65 and over83.
RaceWhite, single race73.10.871.60.871.50.773.00.872.40.870.20.7
Black, single race69.02.567.
Asian, single race57.03.645.
Multiple racesDSUDSUDSUDSU71.95.556.
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.
Hispanic, all races61.
Family incomebNegative/poor57.
Near poor/low62.
EducationcLess than high school62.
High school graduate71.21.770.81.571.41.373.41.372.01.470.11.1
At least some college74.
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed71.
Not employed61.
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private74.
Public only53.62.953.52.552.52.356.12.361.12.456.92.4
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only83.
Medicare and private85.71.686.
Medicare and other public70.73.972.13.870.73.872.
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.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish73.60.871.60.871.40.772.70.873.00.870.60.6
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good75.10.872.30.973.30.873.80.874.50.871.40.7
Activity limitationsdBasic activities60.02.662.62.363.91.860.
Complex activities57.62.659.
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

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.


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: Table 16_4_7-1: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.