Table 14_3_4-12a

2008 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 14_3_4.12a
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed prescription medicines due to financial or insurance reasons, by race, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalSingle raceMultiple races
WhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/AN
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total68.42.166.72.476.73.7********
Age0–17**************
18–4478.93.077.33.5**********
45–6468.12.666.93.0**********
65 and over46.25.342.75.7**********
GenderMale64.23.461.53.9**********
Female70.72.369.62.676.74.9********
Family incomeaNegative/poor79.93.180.13.8**********
Near poor/low78.42.979.53.5**********
Middle66.63.465.13.8**********
High50.34.947.55.3**********
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school79.23.278.84.0**********
High school graduate72.03.170.03.6**********
At least some college61.23.359.53.7**********
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed72.72.671.33.0**********
Not employed75.32.674.03.1**********
Health insurance, under age 65Any private63.83.160.93.6**********
Public only71.13.172.53.9**********
Uninsured89.62.290.12.7**********
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only**************
Medicare and private**************
Medicare and other public**************
Residence locationcMetropolitan66.12.564.22.974.94.3********
  Large central metro65.13.962.04.9**********
  Large fringe metro64.63.963.64.0**********
  Medium metro65.05.662.86.1**********
  Small metro76.35.6************
Nonmetropolitan78.73.377.03.8**********
  Micropolitan77.34.175.34.9**********
  Noncore**************
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish67.02.264.82.577.03.9********
Other86.74.695.32.2**********
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good66.42.564.42.974.14.7********
Fair/poor72.22.971.43.579.84.5********
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities68.13.167.13.870.76.2********
Complex activities70.12.868.83.5**********
Neither basic nor complex activities69.52.967.43.2**********

a Negative/poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, at or over 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.

* - 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 September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 14_3_4-12a: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr08/14_facilitators_barrierstocare/T14_3_4-12a.html