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Table 11_1_3-5b

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_3.5b
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 ethnicity, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNon-HispanicHispanic, all races
All racesWhiteBlack
65 and over7.****
Family incomeaNegative/poor24.81.725.
Near poor/low19.71.520.01.819.01.923.93.718.12.6
EducationbLess than high school20.
High school graduate13.
At least some college13.40.813.00.911.20.919.
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed16.00.815.60.913.70.921.
Not employed20.11.420.21.617.11.727.
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private13.20.812.90.911.20.917.42.416.32.5
Public only22.31.723.11.921.32.427.93.718.12.9
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only7.****
Medicare and private5.****
Medicare and other public10.72.611.73.1******
Residence locationcMetropolitan15.40.715.20.813.00.820.41.817.41.7
  Large central metro16.
  Large fringe metro15.71.615.61.612.91.522.03.816.83.9
  Medium metro14.**
  Small metro15.01.814.****
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish14.80.614.40.612.70.720.61.520.12.8
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good13.50.713.10.710.80.719.
Activity limitationscBasic activities16.
Complex activities20.71.520.81.620.01.923.43.719.54.4
Neither basic nor complex activities14.40.714.00.811.60.821.

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_3-5b: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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