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Table 11_1_1-4a

2008 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 11_1_1.4a
Adults who had an appointment for routine health care in the last 12 months who usually got appointments for routine care as soon as wanted, by race, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalSingle raceMultiple races
65 and over35.********
Family incomeaNegative/poor35.41.638.21.924.82.0********
Near poor/low36.********
EducationbLess than high school34.91.437.11.624.52.4********
High school graduate36.60.937.********
At least some college38.20.739.00.832.******
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed37.90.738.80.731.31.936.13.9****38.35.1
Not employed36.********
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private38.50.739.40.731.****42.25.0
Public only33.21.537.01.922.62.1********
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only38.02.439.72.6**********
Medicare and private34.01.634.41.628.25.4********
Medicare and other public34.33.336.84.1**********
Residence locationcMetropolitan37.50.638.70.729.01.534.42.9****38.74.3
  Large central metro36.******
  Large fringe metro37.51.438.81.527.02.733.05.5******
  Medium metro39.********
  Small metro36.91.837.81.931.54.4********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish36.90.637.90.628.81.434.83.6****37.74.1
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good37.10.638.00.730.01.733.83.1****41.94.6
Activity limitationscBasic activities37.********
Complex activities34.01.436.71.720.52.5********
Neither basic nor complex activities37.20.638.20.729.81.733.82.9****42.05.3

a Negative/poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, over 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.

* - 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 September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 11_1_1-4a: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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