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
65 and over7.
Family incomebNegative/poor24.01.921.92.327.12.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low19.71.418.91.621.72.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EducationcLess than high school19.31.417.71.723.22.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate17.
At least some college12.60.811.50.918.
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed16.80.915.
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.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only7.61.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private6.
Residence locationdMetropolitan15.40.713.90.821.81.526.34.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large central metro16.
  Large fringe metro12.
  Medium metro16.41.615.31.823.33.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish15.10.713.90.822.61.421.55.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good14.00.812.60.922.01.825.35.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitationsdBasic activities14.
Complex activities19.11.919.
Neither basic nor complex activities15.30.813.80.923.71.826.45.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
U.S. bornYes14.80.713.80.822.21.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

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 October 2014
Internet Citation: T13_1_3_2a: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr11/13_timeliness/T13_1_3_2a.html