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Table 13_1_3-4a

2009 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 13_1_3.4a
Adults who needed care right away for an illness, injury, or condition in the last 12 months who usually got care as soon as wanted, by race, United States, 2006
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 25.60.625.20.725.51.833.14.4DSUDSUDSUDSU31.84.8
65 and over21.91.621.31.625.44.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Family incomeaNegative/poor23.61.724.
Near poor/low26.41.525.31.727.33.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EducationbLess than high school28.11.527.81.826.03.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate25.71.325.71.424.02.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college24.
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed26.80.926.
Not employed25.41.524.61.726.53.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private26.40.925.
Public only27.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only21.
Medicare and private21.
Medicare and other public24.43.623.84.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan25.60.724.90.926.31.933.44.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large central metro27.61.427.41.626.52.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metro21.41.420.81.522.43.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro28.31.326.91.634.64.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro23.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish25.00.724.50.825.51.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU32.04.8
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good24.60.724.40.825.
Activity limitationscBasic activities26.11.425.91.626.23.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities27.01.926.
Neither basic nor complex activities25.60.825.20.924.

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 A, Data Sources.

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 2010
Internet Citation: Table 13_1_3-4a: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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