T13_1_4_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_4.2b
Children 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 ethnicity, United States, 2008
    Non-Hispanic  
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 5.70.64.70.74.30.86.51.710.01.6
Age0-55.31.04.21.1DSUDSUDSUDSU9.21.9
6-175.90.85.10.84.41.07.31.910.82.3
GenderMale5.30.84.00.83.50.9DSUDSU11.32.2
Female6.11.05.51.15.41.3DSUDSU8.62.2
Family incomebNegative/poor8.81.98.12.3DSUDSUDSUDSU10.63.1
Near poor/low6.81.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU13.94.0
Middle4.81.14.21.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High4.01.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insuranceAny private4.70.84.30.84.10.9DSUDSU7.72.2
Public only6.31.14.61.2DSUDSUDSUDSU10.32.4
UninsuredDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan5.50.74.50.74.30.94.81.29.71.7
  Large central metro5.41.23.20.9DSUDSUDSUDSU10.72.5
  Large fringe metroDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro5.51.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metroDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan6.71.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  MicropolitanDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore7.72.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish5.00.74.70.74.40.86.41.87.22.1
Other10.82.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU13.02.8
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good5.50.64.60.74.40.85.51.69.91.5
Fair/poorDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
CSHCNdYes6.31.36.11.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
No5.30.83.90.83.60.9DSUDSU10.71.9
U.S. bornYes5.20.64.30.63.90.76.51.89.51.6
NoDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

a. Denominator includes children 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. 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_4_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_4_2b.html