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Table 13_1_3-3d

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_3.3d
Adults who needed care right away for an illness, injury, or condition in the last 12 months who always got care as soon as wanted, by education,a United States, 2006
  TotalLess than high schoolHigh school graduateAt least some college
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 59.30.853.11.659.51.461.61.2
65 and over70.61.765.12.573.
RaceWhite, single race60.30.952.
Black, single race58.
Asian, single race45.94.9DSUDSUDSUDSU50.35.8
Multiple races48.45.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races60.50.855.81.860.61.561.91.3
Non-Hispanic, White62.00.955.82.362.91.763.21.5
Non-Hispanic, Black57.
Hispanic, all races49.
Family incomebNegative/poor54.
Near poor/low53.61.752.02.655.52.852.83.4
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed57.
Not employed55.51.754.
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private60.
Public only50.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only70.
Medicare and private71.
Medicare and other public66.23.864.64.4DSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan59.20.953.01.958.01.562.11.3
  Large central metro55.71.550.
  Large fringe metro63.81.855.84.362.62.766.52.4
  Medium metro57.51.553.33.656.
  Small metro63.22.455.25.466.64.764.53.6
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish60.60.855.51.860.61.462.31.3
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good61.60.952.
Activity limitationscBasic activities58.01.461.82.556.82.856.12.7
Complex activities53.
Neither basic nor complex activities59.90.949.

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, 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.

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_3-3d: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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