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Table 13_1_1-5a

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_1.5a
Adults who had an appointment for routine health care in the last 12 months who sometimes or never got appointments as soon as wanted, by race, United States, 2006
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 15.10.513.70.519.
65 and over8.
Family incomeaNegative/poor20.91.317.31.430.72.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low15.60.914.
EducationbLess than high school14.00.912.
High school graduate14.00.612.60.720.21.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college15.90.614.60.718.41.628.53.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed16.40.615.00.619.51.434.83.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Not employed17.60.916.
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private15.20.614.00.616.71.432.53.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Public only23.61.521.51.726.72.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only9.
Medicare and private7.
Medicare and other public11.
Residence locationcMetropolitan15.50.514.10.519.
  Large central metro17.00.715.30.820.
  Large fringe metro14.80.913.40.918.63.330.74.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro14.
  Small metro14.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish14.50.413.50.519.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good14.60.513.20.519.31.330.03.1DSUDSUDSUDSU18.13.2
Activity limitationscBasic activities15.
Complex activities18.
Neither basic nor complex activities15.00.513.60.519.

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_1-5a: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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