T16_4_8_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_8.1
Children 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 78.51.877.91.579.01.476.71.677.91.275.81.3
Age0-578.32.980.02.677.92.579.02.881.81.976.02.4
6-1778.62.077.01.879.41.675.81.976.11.575.71.5
GenderMale79.51.978.41.977.02.075.42.178.41.776.01.7
Female77.32.777.22.281.41.878.22.077.31.875.51.8
RaceWhite, single race78.72.178.51.779.91.577.51.879.11.276.21.4
Black, single race77.03.676.53.074.63.774.64.172.93.677.93.6
Asian, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple racesDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races79.51.878.41.779.51.577.31.778.41.276.11.4
  Non-Hispanic, White79.62.179.21.980.61.678.12.079.91.376.81.6
  Non-Hispanic, Black78.03.576.93.075.33.875.34.171.93.777.33.7
Hispanic, all races73.04.174.73.176.22.972.83.875.02.973.72.7
Family incomeaNegative/poor75.03.769.53.275.33.073.53.771.23.368.53.7
Near poor/low76.63.278.33.277.32.871.73.674.43.272.43.0
Middle76.24.178.42.978.72.773.93.177.72.276.92.1
High82.12.280.32.681.52.283.22.482.12.078.92.4
Health insuranceAny private81.02.480.51.880.61.679.31.879.91.577.41.6
Public only73.52.869.92.675.12.571.03.072.72.371.62.5
UninsuredDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationbMetropolitan78.12.078.21.678.91.576.61.878.31.376.11.4
  Large central metro76.23.075.42.675.62.668.43.375.42.671.72.6
  Large fringe metro79.03.678.63.178.52.577.13.479.72.580.42.5
  Medium metro80.83.382.92.883.03.185.92.577.02.575.82.7
  Small metro74.35.874.46.081.04.180.25.684.83.777.22.9
Nonmetropolitan81.33.175.44.679.73.477.53.475.43.273.62.7
  Micropolitan79.84.071.05.478.73.978.04.075.44.672.53.7
  NoncoreDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish78.32.078.61.679.71.576.91.778.61.276.31.4
Other81.63.169.65.072.84.473.73.969.94.270.03.8
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good79.41.878.81.579.71.577.41.778.41.276.51.3
Fair/poorDSUDSU62.35.970.84.465.36.169.95.065.84.7
CSHCNcYes76.42.375.62.276.51.973.32.575.22.072.82.0
No80.52.680.92.081.91.879.31.980.11.578.61.6
U.S. bornYes78.61.9DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC78.31.276.11.4
NoDSUDSUDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDSUDSUDSUDSU

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. For more information, see the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) entry in Appendix B: Detailed Methods.

c. 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.

DNC - Data not collected.

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.

 

Current as of March 2012
Internet Citation: T16_4_8_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_8_1.html