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Table 11_1_3-4d

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_3.4d
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 education,a United States, 2005
Population groupTotalLess than high schoolHigh school graduateAt least some college
65 and over25.71.624.72.626.62.625.72.8
RaceWhite, single race27.40.830.31.829.81.424.31.2
Black, single race24.21.427.
Asian, single race21.53.9******
NHOPI, single race********
AI/AN, single race********
Multiple races32.05.7******
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races26.20.726.91.828.51.324.21.1
Non-Hispanic, White26.50.927.
Non-Hispanic, Black24.41.428.
Family incomebNegative/poor28.81.931.82.828.53.524.83.2
Near poor/low27.71.529.02.429.02.624.12.8
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed26.70.931.42.628.91.524.11.2
Not employed28.81.531.32.631.32.523.52.6
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private26.
Public only28.81.928.62.831.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only25.33.425.94.718.75.4**
Medicare and private25.
Medicare and other public26.83.423.84.6****
Residence locationcMetropolitan26.80.830.21.828.31.424.41.1
  Large central metro27.
  Large fringe metro25.61.725.13.431.
  Medium metro28.01.529.73.929.
  Small metro26.42.428.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish26.00.726.31.828.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good26.30.830.61.928.11.423.71.1
Activity limitationscBasic activities27.21.529.02.526.12.526.82.4
Complex activities28.21.929.83.328.
Neither basic nor complex activities26.60.829.

a 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.

b 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.

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_3-4d: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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