Table 14_3_4-3c

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_4.3c
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed medical care, dental care, or prescription medicines due to financial or insurance reasons, by family income,a United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total65.61.278.01.979.62.065.32.244.22.7
Age0–1760.13.171.05.275.34.955.36.1**
18–4472.71.779.22.781.73.074.33.253.83.7
45–6466.11.882.03.187.62.670.33.342.33.5
65 and over43.43.1**62.75.333.04.9**
GenderMale64.91.780.22.779.12.963.02.845.93.5
Female66.11.376.82.480.02.167.32.542.93.1
RaceWhite, single race64.21.378.82.279.12.564.52.343.42.8
Black, single race73.12.074.03.480.13.576.94.0**
Asian, single race**********
NHOPI, single race**********
AI/AN, single race**********
Multiple races81.85.9********
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races63.01.375.72.378.32.263.52.342.22.7
Non-Hispanic, White61.21.575.72.877.42.862.52.641.42.9
Non-Hispanic, Black72.82.073.53.580.03.676.44.1**
Hispanic83.32.087.03.186.83.280.94.3**
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school76.62.083.72.881.53.473.94.1**
High school graduate69.51.776.63.581.62.768.53.250.84.1
At least some college58.91.977.34.477.33.963.33.042.53.2
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed69.01.582.53.184.02.672.92.549.33.1
Not employed72.41.878.32.783.32.971.94.5**
Health insurance, under age 65Any private57.21.974.05.173.54.063.12.742.42.8
Public only72.72.072.13.278.23.1****
Uninsured91.11.389.02.694.91.792.02.6**
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only51.85.1********
Medicare and private31.24.1********
Medicare and other public**********
Residence locationcMetropolitan65.31.379.52.180.72.264.82.442.32.8
  Large central metro66.82.275.33.178.24.367.63.045.94.9
  Large fringe metro61.92.484.14.586.63.762.95.038.74.4
  Medium metro65.22.781.13.282.13.261.54.739.85.9
  Small metro69.44.1**76.96.6****
Nonmetropolitan66.73.171.74.674.65.167.65.053.77.3
  Micropolitan65.83.773.15.179.36.365.55.2**
  Noncore68.24.7********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish63.81.276.22.178.52.264.12.243.52.6
Other82.52.888.93.786.73.778.35.9**
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good63.81.477.12.578.82.465.12.343.82.8
Fair/poor71.11.979.82.981.62.966.13.746.55.9
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities67.32.079.13.279.32.860.64.042.75.1
Complex activities70.92.081.22.883.73.060.34.6**
Neither basic nor complex activities65.91.480.12.880.62.868.92.645.72.9

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_4-3c: 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_4-3c.html