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_7.2a
Adults who did not have problems seeing a specialist they needed to see in the last 12 months, by race, United States, 2007
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 73.90.775.00.770.22.357.93.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
65 and over83.
Family incomeaNegative/poor61.
Near poor/low70.31.973.
EducationbLess than high school67.71.869.
High school graduate74.61.476.01.569.24.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college75.20.976.00.973.
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed72.20.972.
Not employed66.01.767.91.861.64.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private74.90.975.
Public only55.92.756.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only83.
Medicare and private85.71.686.41.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public���70.93.972.54.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan74.00.775.10.871.12.458.43.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large central metro70.41.470.61.671.
  Large fringe metro�75.41.476.41.574.43.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro77.11.479.21.460.76.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish75.40.776.40.870.62.362.54.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good�76.50.777.60.871.62.761.84.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitationscBasic activities71.81.473.31.665.34.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities�
Neither basic nor complex activities74.60.875.70.871.72.758.73.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
U.S. bornYes75.40.776.30.871.12.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

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 October 2014
Internet Citation: T16_4_7_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/nhqrdr11/16_facilitators_barriers/T16_4_7_2a.html