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_7.2b
Adults who did not have problems seeing a specialist they needed to see in the last 12 months, by ethnicity, United States, 2007
  All racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 73.90.775.10.776.60.870.42.361.22.2
65 and over83.
Family incomeaNegative/poor61.
Near poor/low70.31.971.
EducationbLess than high school67.71.869.52.372.32.763.
High school graduate74.61.476.11.577.81.569.
At least some college75.20.975.80.976.
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed72.20.973.
Not employed66.01.767.71.870.
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private74.90.975.
Public only55.92.757.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only83.
Medicare and private85.71.686.21.686.81.6DSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public70.93.968.54.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan74.00.775.30.776.90.871.22.461.52.3
  Large central metro70.41.472.31.573.41.871.
  Large fringe metro�75.41.475.91.477.01.574.73.968.15.1
  Medium metro77.11.478.71.381.21.360.76.757.85.4
  Small metro73.61.874.41.974.52.1DSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish75.40.775.80.777.00.870.72.365.23.4
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good�76.50.777.50.878.90.871.72.864.32.7
Activity limitationscBasic activities71.81.472.91.574.61.766.
Complex activities�
Neither basic nor complex activities74.60.876.00.877.50.971.72.760.92.5
U.S. bornYes75.40.776.00.776.90.871.22.462.33.6

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: 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_2b: 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_2b.html