T13_1_3_2a

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_3.2a
Adults who needed care right away for an illness, injury, or condition in the last 12 months who sometimes or never got care as soon as wanted,a by race, United States, 2008
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 15.40.714.00.822.71.426.34.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Age18-4419.01.017.61.226.52.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
45-6415.41.114.21.220.72.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
65 and over7.11.05.81.014.52.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale16.81.014.91.227.62.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Female14.40.813.40.919.51.525.14.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Family incomebNegative/poor24.01.921.92.327.12.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low19.71.418.91.621.72.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Middle14.41.113.31.322.62.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High10.91.110.01.218.93.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EducationcLess than high school19.31.417.71.723.22.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate17.61.216.21.427.32.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college12.60.811.50.918.52.225.14.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed16.80.915.51.024.32.128.25.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Not employed19.21.517.91.723.52.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private13.50.912.30.920.72.426.65.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Public only20.51.820.52.220.42.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Uninsured33.62.531.92.940.54.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only7.61.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private6.01.25.51.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public10.12.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationdMetropolitan15.40.713.90.821.81.526.34.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large central metro16.81.114.81.422.62.326.65.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metro12.41.010.91.120.03.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro16.41.615.31.823.33.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro16.82.616.42.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan15.71.814.51.830.54.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan15.72.114.52.132.74.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore15.62.414.52.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish15.10.713.90.822.61.421.55.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Other18.82.015.81.7DSUDSU30.66.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good14.00.812.60.922.01.825.35.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Fair/poor19.91.318.81.424.42.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitationsdBasic activities14.41.213.31.319.62.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities19.11.919.42.116.73.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities15.30.813.80.923.71.826.45.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
U.S. bornYes14.80.713.80.822.21.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
No19.81.816.31.8DSUDSU29.54.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

a. Denominator includes adults who needed care right away for an illness, injury, or condition 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 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey 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_3_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_3_2a.html