Table 16_4_7-2c

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_7.2c
Adults who did not have problems seeing a specialist they needed to see in the last 12 months, by family income,a United States, 2007
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 73.90.761.02.170.31.972.91.477.71.0
Age18-4468.61.248.93.755.03.368.72.276.11.9
45-6472.61.158.53.464.63.772.12.176.01.5
65 and over83.11.281.13.384.72.280.62.584.31.8
GenderMale74.51.056.53.569.72.872.21.779.51.4
Female73.40.963.72.670.82.373.41.876.21.3
RaceWhite, single race75.00.760.22.673.12.074.21.478.21.1
Black, single race70.22.363.43.957.05.069.34.582.43.2
Asian, single race57.93.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU62.04.9
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple racesDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races75.10.763.32.371.32.174.71.478.21.0
  Non-Hispanic, White76.60.863.33.074.52.276.61.578.81.1
  Non-Hispanic, Black70.42.364.03.957.95.169.24.582.23.2
Hispanic, all races61.22.251.04.664.83.757.64.069.04.5
EducationbLess than high school67.71.862.83.369.13.270.23.367.64.9
High school graduate74.61.467.33.874.82.773.02.378.42.2
At least some college75.20.952.04.367.33.274.21.978.31.1
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed72.20.946.14.157.83.269.91.977.31.2
Not employed66.01.758.13.262.14.072.03.168.73.2
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private74.90.966.95.167.93.373.41.876.81.2
Public only55.92.756.03.454.85.058.46.5DSUDSU
Uninsured48.82.833.15.139.55.753.75.0DSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only83.12.1DSUDSU87.42.976.64.782.44.0
Medicare and private85.71.6DSUDSU88.13.284.82.985.32.1
Medicare and other public70.93.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Location of residencecMetropolitan74.00.760.32.469.32.172.81.577.91.0
  Large central metro70.41.457.03.462.73.765.03.078.21.9
  Large fringe metro75.41.465.55.871.74.673.62.677.61.8
  Medium metro77.11.465.95.173.83.579.12.679.02.1
  Small metro73.61.8DSUDSUDSUDSU78.23.275.43.4
Nonmetropolitan73.42.263.44.774.64.273.43.576.43.4
  Micropolitan74.12.863.55.674.64.974.94.577.34.5
  Noncore71.92.9DSUDSUDSUDSU70.65.1DSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish75.40.762.32.372.62.074.61.478.51.0
Other55.72.654.54.955.44.854.74.758.16.1
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good76.50.764.42.772.22.375.11.479.51.1
Fair/poor63.71.556.73.166.73.364.92.964.82.7
Activity limitationscBasic activities71.81.464.23.377.32.771.12.772.12.7
Complex activities65.12.160.93.470.04.066.83.862.84.6
Neither basic nor complex activities74.60.858.83.167.32.573.31.578.61.1
U.S. bornYes75.40.762.72.372.82.175.01.478.41.1
No63.22.054.24.958.04.258.74.371.83.0

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_7-2c: 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_7-2c.html