T13_1_2_2b

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_2.2b
Children who had an appointment for routine health care in the last 12 months who sometimes or never got an appointment as soon as wanted,a by ethnicity, United States, 2008
    Non-Hispanic  
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 6.50.45.90.55.20.67.41.19.01.0
Age0-54.80.54.10.63.30.77.91.97.41.3
6-177.50.67.00.76.20.87.11.410.31.4
GenderMale7.10.76.50.85.80.98.11.59.81.4
Female5.90.55.40.64.50.76.81.58.11.2
Family incomebNegative/poor8.31.07.91.2DSUDSU8.91.49.31.9
Near poor/low6.50.94.70.93.91.17.21.610.81.9
Middle5.90.85.70.85.30.9DSUDSUDSUDSU
High6.21.16.01.15.31.1DSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insuranceAny private5.90.65.70.65.20.6DSUDSU7.71.6
Public only7.70.86.50.95.01.38.31.110.21.4
Uninsured6.91.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan6.60.56.00.65.30.67.01.19.11.1
  Large central metro6.90.75.90.94.61.36.11.19.41.3
  Large fringe metro5.01.04.81.03.90.9DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro7.20.96.60.96.41.0DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro9.91.99.52.38.92.5DSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan5.60.85.30.94.61.0DSUDSU7.62.0
  Micropolitan5.51.05.71.14.61.2DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore5.61.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU11.01.6
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish6.10.55.90.55.20.67.51.28.31.5
Other8.81.27.22.2DSUDSUDSUDSU9.51.4
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good6.50.45.90.55.20.67.51.18.91.0
Fair/poor6.51.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
CSHCNdYes8.21.17.91.27.01.39.32.610.02.5
No6.00.55.30.54.60.66.91.28.71.1
U.S. bornYes6.20.45.70.55.10.57.21.18.81.1
No14.94.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

a. Denominator includes children 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. For more information, see the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) entry in Appendix B: Detailed Methods.

d. CSHCN: Children with special health care needs. For details, refer to the MEPS documentation for the 2008� Full Year Consolidated Data File at http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/download_data_files_detail.jsp?cboPufNumber=HC-121.

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: 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_2_2b: 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_2_2b.html