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Table 13_1_3-5d

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_3.5d
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 education,a United States, 2006
  TotalLess than high schoolHigh school graduateAt least some college
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 15.20.618.81.414.
65 and over7.60.810.
RaceWhite, single race14.50.719.61.613.
Black, single race16.
Asian, single race21.63.4DSUDSUDSUDSU18.54.0
Multiple races19.84.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races14.50.617.41.614.
Non-Hispanic, White13.70.718.
Non-Hispanic, Black16.
Hispanic, all races20.31.623.22.318.52.718.03.0
Family incomebNegative/poor22.71.721.
Near poor/low20.11.420.
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed16.30.823.72.415.71.414.71.0
Not employed19.01.319.
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private12.90.716.92.412.01.312.51.0
Public only23.11.919.02.624.62.927.03.9
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only8.01.713.23.5DSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private6.81.1DSUDSUDSUDSU6.71.6
Medicare and other public10.
Residence locationcMetropolitan15.20.617.81.515.
  Large central metro16.
  Large fringe metro14.
  Medium metro14.41.314.62.614.
  Small metro13.01.917.83.912.12.311.52.7
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish14.40.618.31.514.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good13.90.718.31.613.
Activity limitationscBasic activities15.
Complex activities19.51.617.82.420.
Neither basic nor complex activities14.60.620.21.913.

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_3-5d: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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