Table T9_1_4_6-2c

2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

This appendix provides detailed data tables for all measures analyzed for the 2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. Tables are included for measures discussed in the main text of the reports as well as for other measures that were examined but not included in the main text.
Table 9_1_4_6.2c
People with difficulty contacting their usual source of care during regular business hours over the telephone about a health problem, by family income,a United States, 2009
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 14.60.417.
65 and over15.
RaceWhite, single race14.70.517.51.414.
Black, single race13.90.915.91.513.91.513.91.611.91.6
Asian, single race13.81.8DSUDSU20.75.914.
AI/AN, single race31.23.838.37.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple races12.31.920.25.915.84.3DSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races14.30.516.
  Non-Hispanic, White14.30.515.61.413.
  Non-Hispanic, Black13.90.915.71.513.71.514.01.612.01.6
Hispanic, all races16.
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school17.
High school graduate14.80.721.11.914.61.413.
At least some college15.70.616.
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed14.80.618.81.715.
Not employed18.70.921.51.617.91.715.11.520.12.3
Health insurance, ages 0–64Any private13.50.515.
Public only16.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only15.21.310.
Medicare and private15.71.4DSUDSU14.92.616.62.415.22.1
Medicare and other public17.92.521.
Residence locationcMetropolitan14.50.517.
  Large central metro13.50.817.31.514.11.314.11.411.41.1
  Large fringe metro14.60.817.22.414.
  Medium metro14.
  Small metro16.01.617.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish14.40.517.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good13.70.515.
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities22.
Complex activities21.31.422.82.420.82.420.12.521.73.0
Neither basic nor complex activities14.40.517.61.314.
U.S. bornYes14.50.516.

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 June 2013
Internet Citation: Table T9_1_4_6-2c: 2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. June 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.