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Table 13_1_1-4c

2009 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_1.4c
Adults who had an appointment for routine health care in the last 12 months who usually got appointments as soon as wanted, by family income,a United States, 2006
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 36.50.632.61.334.
65 and over32.
RaceWhite, single race37.30.635.31.635.51.437.
Black, single race30.41.423.91.928.
Asian, single race34.93.1DSUDSUDSUDSU27.74.539.04.6
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races36.30.631.31.533.91.436.
Non-Hispanic, White37.10.734.51.935.21.737.
Non-Hispanic, Black30.41.423.41.928.
Hispanic, all races38.21.739.
EducationbLess than high school35.
High school graduate34.80.930.92.433.
At least some college37.60.934.82.635.12.338.11.538.01.1
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed37.80.836.52.536.11.838.11.338.11.0
Not employed35.
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private38.10.738.02.936.
Public only33.61.432.91.934.72.633.53.6DSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only29.
Medicare and private34.41.5DSUDSU33.23.632.62.836.92.4
Medicare and other public30.
Residence locationcMetropolitan36.50.632.51.434.61.437.
  Large central metro36.
  Large fringe metro37.
  Medium metro35.
  Small metro37.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish36.30.632.71.433.51.336.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good36.30.633.61.733.21.536.
Activity limitationscBasic activities36.61.332.12.335.32.437.02.339.72.6
Complex activities36.61.535.02.635.82.635.
Neither basic nor complex activities36.40.632.61.734.01.436.

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 A, Data Sources.

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.


Current as of March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 13_1_1-4c: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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