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Table T4_1_1_1-1_2c

2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

This appendix provides detailed data tables for all measures analyzed for the 2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. Tables are included for measures discussed in the main text of the reports as well as for other measures that were examined but not included in the main text.
Table 4_1_1_1.1_2c
Adults who made an appointment for routine health care in the last 12 months who sometimes or never got an appointment as soon as wanted,a by family income,b United States, 2009
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 15.30.421.61.318.
65 and over8.
RaceWhite, single race14.00.520.31.617.
Black, single race20.
Asian, single race31.42.3DSUDSU37.08.334.14.728.82.6
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races14.70.520.61.518.
  Non-Hispanic, White13.10.518.
  Non-Hispanic, Black20.
Hispanic, all races20.
EducationcLess than high school18.
High school graduate16.10.822.
At least some college14.10.518.
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed17.30.629.12.422.81.718.
Not employed16.60.920.81.721.
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private15.20.617.02.618.81.717.
Public only20.01.422.41.820.42.414.72.8DSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only7.
Medicare and private7.30.8DSUDSU10.
Medicare and other public13.42.315.73.610.22.9DSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationdMetropolitan15.30.422.11.318.
  Large central metro16.90.823.
  Large fringe metro14.40.722.
  Medium metro14.
  Small metro14.51.318.83.616.43.318.52.710.12.0
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish14.50.520.51.517.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good14.90.520.41.519.21.316.00.912.10.6
Activity limitationsdBasic activities13.70.921.62.514.31.910.91.611.61.5
Complex activities14.41.322.72.715.
Neither basic nor complex activities15.60.521.81.420.01.316.
U.S. bornYes14.20.520.21.517.

a Denominator includes adults who made an appointment for routine health care in the last 12 months, excluding missing data.

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 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.

d 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 June 2013
Internet Citation: Table T4_1_1_1-1_2c: 2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. June 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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