Table 14_3_4-12c

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_4.12c
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed prescription medicines due to financial or insurance reasons, by family income,a United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total68.42.179.93.178.42.966.63.450.34.9
Age0–17**********
18–4478.93.081.35.085.54.078.45.3**
45–6468.12.679.44.281.94.471.44.5**
65 and over46.25.3********
GenderMale64.23.476.25.674.94.860.75.7**
Female70.72.381.43.580.13.470.23.949.45.5
RaceWhite, single race66.72.480.13.879.53.565.13.847.55.3
Black, single race76.73.7********
Asian, single race**********
NHOPI, single race**********
AI/AN, single race**********
Multiple races**********
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races66.12.379.63.676.03.364.03.648.65.1
Non-Hispanic, White63.72.778.94.576.24.262.54.045.85.5
Non-Hispanic, Black76.43.8********
Hispanic88.02.8********
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school79.23.284.04.681.74.8****
High school graduate72.03.1****71.45.1**
At least some college61.23.3****63.55.843.55.8
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed72.72.6**84.84.174.54.156.15.7
Not employed75.32.678.43.9******
Health insurance, under age 65Any private63.83.1****67.74.351.25.5
Public only71.13.175.34.7******
Uninsured89.62.288.14.390.83.8****
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only**********
Medicare and private**********
Medicare and other public**********
Residence locationcMetropolitan66.12.577.63.576.73.465.04.047.55.4
  Large central metro65.13.9**71.86.6****
  Large fringe metro64.63.9********
  Medium metro65.05.6********
  Small metro76.35.6********
Nonmetropolitan78.73.3********
  Micropolitan77.34.1********
  Noncore**********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish67.02.278.03.577.13.165.83.549.54.8
Other86.74.6********
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good66.42.580.55.177.23.865.83.950.35.4
Fair/poor72.22.979.13.980.14.768.45.7**
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities68.13.179.84.574.25.0****
Complex activities70.12.880.04.079.84.3****
Neither basic nor complex activities69.52.982.94.681.73.970.14.552.55.8

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_4-12c: 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_4-12c.html