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Table 13_1_3-2a

2010 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_3.2a
Adults who needed care right away for an illness, injury, or condition in the last 12 months who sometimes or never got care as soon as wanted, by race, United States, 2007
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 13.90.613.10.617.41.417.63.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
65 and over6.
Family incomeaNegative/poor19.61.718.
Near poor/low16.61.316.11.516.12.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EducationbLess than high school17.01.315.21.525.53.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate13.
At least some college12.40.811.80.915.
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed15.10.714.60.817.01.818.74.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Not employed17.81.416.81.619.73.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private12.10.711.40.815.
Public only21.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only6.
Medicare and private4.
Location of residencecMetropolitan13.90.613.20.717.01.516.53.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large central metro16.
  Large fringe metro11.
  Medium metro11.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish13.50.612.60.717.51.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good12.50.611.70.716.41.617.53.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitationscBasic activities13.51.312.11.319.73.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities16.31.615.91.816.03.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities13.80.713.00.717.41.716.73.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
U.S. bornYes13.30.612.40.617.81.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

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: Table 13_1_3-2a: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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