T16_4_7_1

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 16_4_7.1
Adults who did not have problems seeing a specialist they needed to see in the last 12 months, United States, 2002-2007
  200720062005200420032002
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 73.90.772.70.772.20.672.90.772.90.770.80.6
Age18-4468.61.263.91.265.21.167.41.267.21.263.81.0
45-6472.61.173.11.072.01.271.51.072.01.171.80.9
65 and over83.11.284.91.082.51.083.11.183.11.180.31.0
GenderMale74.51.072.91.172.41.071.80.971.61.171.60.9
Female73.40.972.50.972.10.773.80.773.80.870.20.7
RaceWhite, single race75.00.774.50.773.80.774.70.774.20.772.40.6
Black, single race70.22.368.52.064.72.165.22.268.02.166.12.0
Asian, single race57.93.547.35.354.04.653.84.258.34.548.34.6
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple racesDSUDSUDSUDSU68.15.957.45.263.85.955.85.9
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races75.10.773.90.873.40.774.00.774.00.772.00.6
  Non-Hispanic, White76.60.876.10.775.40.776.10.875.60.873.90.7
  Non-Hispanic, Black70.42.368.32.064.92.165.22.268.22.066.61.9
Hispanic, all races61.22.259.92.159.52.061.41.960.42.357.42.0
Family incomeaNegative/poor61.02.162.12.056.72.062.02.063.41.960.62.0
Near poor/low70.31.967.01.669.01.670.81.571.41.867.91.5
Middle72.91.472.01.471.51.273.11.273.71.271.31.1
High77.71.076.91.076.70.975.81.074.71.073.40.9
EducationbLess than high school67.71.868.91.766.61.668.21.667.01.767.61.3
High school graduate74.61.474.51.374.11.176.11.274.91.272.81.1
At least some college75.20.973.01.072.80.972.50.973.70.970.80.8
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed72.20.969.81.069.70.970.70.970.60.968.40.8
Not employed66.01.765.71.465.91.465.91.466.31.865.81.4
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private74.90.973.10.972.50.973.40.972.80.971.10.7
Public only55.92.755.32.355.72.357.12.161.02.457.92.3
Uninsured48.82.844.22.651.12.646.02.949.02.645.92.5
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only83.12.187.41.980.52.183.32.083.32.277.02.1
Medicare and private85.71.686.11.285.21.284.91.285.41.482.71.3
Medicare and other public70.93.972.03.871.23.971.74.368.84.273.83.3
Residence locationcMetropolitan74.00.772.70.871.50.772.30.772.30.869.90.7
  Large central metro70.41.466.61.468.01.366.51.267.01.366.31.2
  Large fringe metro75.41.475.11.371.91.374.51.473.81.571.31.1
  Medium metro77.11.477.11.574.51.275.81.476.41.572.71.4
  Small metro73.61.874.61.874.12.176.12.075.42.771.02.0
Nonmetropolitan73.42.272.41.576.01.575.91.676.21.275.71.4
  Micropolitan74.12.871.51.975.21.776.02.076.51.576.71.9
  Noncore71.92.974.12.877.62.875.62.675.62.573.31.9
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish75.40.774.30.773.50.774.30.774.70.772.60.6
Other55.72.650.72.854.82.853.52.350.52.750.22.4
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good76.50.774.50.875.00.775.10.875.80.772.90.7
Fair/poor63.71.566.11.462.31.565.61.562.61.463.21.4
Activity limitationscBasic activities71.81.473.31.470.71.270.31.371.11.368.01.3
Complex activities65.12.165.91.865.01.665.71.764.91.863.71.6
Neither basic nor complex activities74.60.873.10.873.00.773.80.773.90.871.80.7

a. 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.

b. 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.

c. For more information, see the MEPS 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: T16_4_7_1: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr11/16_facilitators_barriers/T16_4_7_1.html