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Table T9_1_4_7-1_2b

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 9_1_4_7.1_2b
Adults who needed to see a specialist in the last 12 months who sometimes or never found it easy to see a specialist, by ethnicity, United States, 2009
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 14.60.613.50.612.10.719.41.325.61.6
65 and over6.
Family incomeaNegative/poor27.11.826.
Near poor/low19.71.418.41.616.11.823.52.527.22.9
EducationbLess than high school18.51.417.01.715.
High school graduate15.
At least some college13.00.712.40.711.30.716.41.723.42.3
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed16.50.715.30.814.20.820.
Not employed20.21.319.21.416.51.425.52.728.42.9
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private13.30.712.90.712.10.715.01.619.22.1
Public only26.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only6.
Medicare and private5.
Medicare and other public11.72.311.93.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan14.90.713.70.712.10.719.61.425.51.6
  Large central metro17.
  Large fringe metro13.
  Medium metro12.
  Small metro16.32.315.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish13.40.613.10.612.10.619.01.319.61.8
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good13.10.612.00.610.50.718.01.525.51.9
Activity limitationscBasic activities15.
Complex activities18.51.618.41.717.61.919.42.919.23.3
Neither basic nor complex activities14.20.612.90.611.20.719.51.627.01.9
U.S. bornYes13.40.613.00.612.00.718.91.321.42.0

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: 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 T9_1_4_7-1_2b: 2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. June 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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