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2011 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 13_1_1.2a
Adults who made an appointment for routine health care in the last 12 months who sometimes or never got an appointment as soon as wanted,a by race, United States, 2008
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 15.60.414.40.520.11.029.92.7DSUDSUDSUDSU14.92.6
Age18-4420.10.819.00.923.41.730.23.1DSUDSUDSUDSU15.23.9
45-6414.60.713.40.819.31.632.34.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
65 and over8.40.67.80.711.01.724.35.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale16.40.715.10.822.61.831.83.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Female15.00.513.90.518.61.128.53.1DSUDSUDSUDSU18.84.2
Family incomebNegative/poor20.71.219.21.524.82.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low18.01.017.51.119.92.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Middle16.10.814.80.921.01.930.75.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High13.40.712.30.816.22.028.13.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EducationcLess than high school19.21.018.81.119.01.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate16.10.814.60.922.31.832.64.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college14.40.613.20.619.11.627.83.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed17.50.616.40.721.01.432.13.0DSUDSUDSUDSU14.13.1
Not employed17.20.915.71.023.72.027.05.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private15.90.614.90.719.11.628.43.0DSUDSUDSUDSU16.03.6
Public only20.11.218.91.523.32.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Uninsured27.11.825.42.032.03.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only7.01.06.31.18.32.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private8.31.08.01.110.02.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public14.22.212.42.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationdMetropolitan16.00.514.70.619.81.130.22.8DSUDSUDSUDSU15.62.7
  Large central metro18.70.916.91.121.61.732.03.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metro13.20.812.30.917.42.026.65.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro16.01.114.91.120.62.233.19.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro16.01.615.71.715.33.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan13.41.112.81.123.72.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan14.71.314.31.324.83.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore10.61.59.71.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish14.70.413.80.520.01.020.92.4DSUDSUDSUDSU14.92.8
Other25.91.622.21.8DSUDSU39.84.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good15.30.514.00.620.01.330.62.8DSUDSUDSUDSU13.82.9
Fair/poor17.21.016.61.120.62.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitationsdBasic activities14.00.912.81.022.52.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities17.61.316.81.622.82.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities15.80.514.60.619.81.230.82.7DSUDSUDSUDSU14.02.9
U.S. bornYes14.50.413.70.519.71.019.94.0DSUDSUDSUDSU14.72.8
No23.41.420.31.723.53.933.13.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

a. Denominator includes adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months, excluding missing data.

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 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.

 

Page last reviewed March 2012
Internet Citation: T13_1_1_2a: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr11/13_timeliness/T13_1_1_2a.html