Table 14_3_4-6a

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_4.6a
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed medical care due to financial or insurance reasons, by race, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalSingle raceMultiple races
65 and over23.**********
Family incomeaNegative/poor72.**********
Near poor/low70.22.769.63.1**********
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school68.72.767.63.1**********
High school graduate63.62.661.73.0**********
At least some college49.42.849.43.0**********
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed62.********
Not employed62.32.862.03.3**********
Health insurance, under age 65Any private43.52.442.82.7**********
Public only58.93.558.64.0**********
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only**************
Medicare and private**************
Medicare and other public**************
Residence locationcMetropolitan56.81.855.********
  Large central metro56.42.856.33.465.45.6********
  Large fringe metro57.93.557.13.6**********
  Medium metro57.63.554.63.7**********
  Small metro53.25.450.45.7**********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish53.81.752.11.967.53.6********
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good55.********
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities55.92.954.03.4**********
Complex activities58.13.357.54.0**********
Neither basic nor complex activities58.********

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_4-6a: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.