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Table 13_1_3-4b

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_3.4b
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 ethnicity, United States, 2006
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 25.60.625.00.724.30.825.71.830.41.8
65 and over21.91.621.81.621.31.824.
Family incomeaNegative/poor23.61.721.61.922.72.517.02.733.13.9
Near poor/low26.41.524.61.722.91.927.53.335.83.2
EducationbLess than high school28.11.526.81.726.
High school graduate25.71.325.01.424.81.624.62.732.43.3
At least some college24.
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed26.80.926.
Not employed25.41.524.31.623.
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private26.40.926.20.925.
Public only27.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only21.
Medicare and private21.
Medicare and other public24.43.623.04.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan25.60.724.80.823.
  Large central metro27.61.426.41.525.
  Large fringe metro21.41.421.31.420.41.623.23.423.04.3
  Medium metro28.31.327.71.326.21.733.
  Small metro23.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish25.00.724.90.724.30.825.91.825.72.4
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good24.60.723.90.823.40.925.
Activity limitationscBasic activities26.11.425.91.525.81.726.
Complex activities27.01.926.
Neither basic nor complex activities25.60.824.90.824.

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: 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_3-4b: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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