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Table 16_4_7-2c

2010 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_7.2c
Adults who did not have problems seeing a specialist they needed to see in the last 12 months, by family income,a United States, 2007
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 73.90.761.
65 and over83.
RaceWhite, single race75.00.760.22.673.
Black, single race70.22.363.43.957.
Asian, single race57.93.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU62.04.9
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races75.10.763.32.371.
  Non-Hispanic, White76.60.863.
  Non-Hispanic, Black70.42.364.03.957.
Hispanic, all races61.
EducationbLess than high school67.71.862.83.369.
High school graduate74.61.467.33.874.82.773.02.378.42.2
At least some college75.20.952.04.367.
Employment status, ages 18-64Employed72.20.946.
Not employed66.01.758.
Health insurance, ages 18-64Any private74.90.966.
Public only55.92.756.03.454.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only83.12.1DSUDSU87.42.976.64.782.44.0
Medicare and private85.71.6DSUDSU88.
Medicare and other public70.93.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Location of residencecMetropolitan74.00.760.32.469.
  Large central metro70.41.457.03.462.73.765.
  Large fringe metro75.41.465.55.871.74.673.62.677.61.8
  Medium metro77.11.465.
  Small metro73.61.8DSUDSUDSUDSU78.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish75.40.762.32.372.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good76.50.764.42.772.22.375.11.479.51.1
Activity limitationscBasic activities71.81.464.23.377.32.771.12.772.12.7
Complex activities65.
Neither basic nor complex activities74.60.858.
U.S. bornYes75.40.762.72.372.

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 B: Detailed Methods.

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.


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: Table 16_4_7-2c: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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