Table 16_4_7-2a

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_7.2a
Adults who did not have problems seeing a specialist they needed to see in the last 12 months, by race, United States, 2007
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 73.90.775.00.770.22.357.93.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Age18-4468.61.269.81.465.23.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
45-6472.61.173.61.270.53.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
65 and over83.11.284.01.379.93.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale74.51.075.71.168.33.262.55.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Female73.40.974.50.971.52.953.75.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Family incomeaNegative/poor61.02.160.22.663.43.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low70.31.973.12.057.05.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Middle72.91.474.21.469.34.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High77.71.078.21.182.43.262.04.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EducationbLess than high school67.71.869.22.163.34.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate74.61.476.01.569.24.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college75.20.976.00.973.33.061.54.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed72.20.972.91.071.23.558.94.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Not employed66.01.767.91.861.64.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private74.90.975.91.074.13.158.34.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Public only55.92.756.43.260.55.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Uninsured48.82.849.93.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only83.12.183.42.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private85.71.686.41.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public70.93.972.54.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Location of residencecMetropolitan74.00.775.10.871.12.458.43.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large central metro70.41.470.61.671.43.163.24.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metro75.41.476.41.574.43.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro77.11.479.21.460.76.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro73.61.873.72.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan73.42.274.72.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan74.12.875.32.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore71.92.973.53.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish75.40.776.40.870.62.362.54.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Other55.72.656.23.0DSUDSU51.95.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good76.50.777.60.871.62.761.84.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Fair/poor63.71.564.21.767.34.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitationscBasic activities71.81.473.31.665.34.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities65.12.166.02.463.84.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities74.60.875.70.871.72.758.73.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
U.S. bornYes75.40.776.30.871.12.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
No63.22.064.32.4DSUDSU57.54.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

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_7-2a: 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_7-2a.html