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Table 16_4_7-1a

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 16_4_7.1a
Adults who did not have problems seeing a specialist they needed to see in the last 12 months, by race, United States, 2006
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 72.70.774.50.768.
65 and over84.
Family incomeaNegative/poor62.
Near poor/low67.01.668.41.764.74.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EducationbLess than high school68.91.770.31.869.53.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate74.51.376.41.366.73.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college73.
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed69.
Not employed65.71.468.81.657.73.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private73.10.975.00.970.82.543.26.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Public only55.32.354.22.862.04.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only87.41.988.22.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private86.
Medicare and other public72.03.873.54.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan72.70.874.70.868.
  Large central metro66.61.467.81.665.
  Large fringe metro75.11.377.51.469.74.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro77.11.578.91.573.24.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish74.30.775.80.768.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good74.50.876.00.872.12.350.06.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitationscBasic activities73.31.475.11.568.63.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities65.91.868.
Neither basic nor complex activities73.10.874.80.769.92.646.75.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

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 16_4_7-1a: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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