T13_1_4_2c

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_4.2c
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 family income,b United States, 2008
  TotalNegative/poor�Near poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 5.70.68.81.96.81.44.81.14.01.2
Age0-55.31.010.83.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
6-175.90.87.21.76.41.55.81.6DSUDSU
GenderMale5.30.88.72.06.81.9DSUDSUDSUDSU
Female6.11.0DSUDSU6.81.7DSUDSUDSUDSU
RaceWhite, single race5.60.79.62.47.21.74.51.3DSUDSU
Black, single race6.21.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Asian, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple racesDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races4.70.78.12.3DSUDSU4.21.2DSUDSU
  Non-Hispanic, White4.30.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Non-Hispanic, Black6.51.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Hispanic, all races10.01.610.63.113.94.0DSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insuranceAny private4.70.8DSUDSUDSUDSU4.61.24.11.2
Public only6.31.16.61.78.12.0DSUDSUDSUDSU
UninsuredDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan5.50.78.21.77.11.64.61.2DSUDSU
  Large central metro5.41.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metroDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro5.51.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metroDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan6.71.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  MicropolitanDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore7.72.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish5.00.77.52.15.21.44.71.24.11.2
Other10.82.513.23.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good5.50.68.31.97.01.54.81.13.71.1
Fair/poorDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
CSHCNdYes6.31.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
No5.30.87.51.88.42.14.51.3DSUDSU
U.S. bornYes5.20.68.71.96.31.33.70.94.21.2
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 MEPS entry in Appendix B: Detailed Methods.

d. CSHCN: Children with special health care needs. For details refer to the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (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: 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_4_2c: 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_2c.html