Table 14_3_4-12b

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_4.12b
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed prescription medicines due to financial or insurance reasons, by ethnicity, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNon-HispanicHispanic, all races
All racesWhiteBlack
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total68.42.166.12.363.72.776.43.888.02.8
Age0–17**********
18–4478.93.077.53.374.93.9****
45–6468.12.665.72.964.23.4****
65 and over46.25.344.55.540.35.9****
GenderMale64.23.461.23.657.74.2****
Female70.72.368.82.567.12.976.54.987.03.5
Family incomeaNegative/poor79.93.179.63.678.94.5****
Near poor/low78.42.976.03.376.24.2****
Middle66.63.464.03.662.54.0****
High50.34.948.65.145.85.5****
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school79.23.277.23.675.94.6**88.03.8
High school graduate72.03.170.33.368.23.9****
At least some college61.23.359.33.556.93.9****
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed72.72.670.92.868.93.3****
Not employed75.32.672.92.970.63.4****
Health insurance, under age 65Any private63.83.162.23.359.33.8****
Public only71.13.169.83.470.44.4****
Uninsured89.62.287.72.687.63.3****
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only**********
Medicare and private**********
Medicare and other public**********
Residence locationcMetropolitan66.12.563.22.760.33.274.64.387.43.0
  Large central metro65.13.960.34.453.36.0**82.44.5
  Large fringe metro64.63.961.74.260.24.3****
  Medium metro65.05.663.65.860.96.4****
  Small metro76.35.6********
Nonmetropolitan78.73.378.03.476.43.9****
  Micropolitan77.34.176.04.374.35.1****
  Noncore**********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish67.02.266.02.363.52.776.93.9**
Other86.74.6******94.42.3
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good66.42.563.82.761.23.273.94.889.53.5
Fair/poor72.22.970.63.169.03.879.54.5**
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities68.13.167.03.265.74.070.56.3**
Complex activities70.12.869.13.167.03.9****
Neither basic nor complex activities69.52.966.23.263.33.6**93.53.3

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: 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_4-12b: 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_4-12b.html