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Table 11_1_1-5b

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_1.5b
Adults who had an appointment for routine health care in the last 12 months who sometimes or never got appointments for routine care as soon as wanted, by ethnicity, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNon-HispanicHispanic, all races
All racesWhiteBlack
65 and over7.
Family incomeaNegative/poor20.71.420.51.617.11.929.
Near poor/low15.
EducationbLess than high school16.00.915.
High school graduate14.00.713.80.811.70.824.
At least some college15.00.614.60.613.20.618.21.820.52.3
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed16.10.615.80.614.30.620.31.519.81.9
Not employed18.80.918.
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private15.20.615.10.613.70.618.31.517.42.1
Public only22.41.622.81.919.42.530.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only6.****
Medicare and private7.****
Medicare and other public8.******
Residence locationcMetropolitan15.30.514.90.513.00.520.61.419.21.3
  Large central metro16.80.816.50.813.10.922.
  Large fringe metro15.
  Medium metro13.10.912.
  Small metro14.41.314.21.313.41.316.44.3**
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish14.40.414.10.512.80.520.91.319.02.0
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good14.10.513.80.512.00.519.71.417.81.6
Activity limitationscBasic activities14.
Complex activities21.01.421.11.519.11.629.03.519.83.8
Neither basic nor complex activities14.40.514.00.512.20.520.51.318.91.5

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: 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_1-5b: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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