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
WhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/AN
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total56.71.655.31.868.13.6********
Age0–1744.34.739.95.4**********
18–4466.02.566.02.766.95.7********
45–6458.22.557.02.8**********
65 and over23.04.219.74.0**********
GenderMale54.22.551.92.6**********
Female58.51.957.72.265.64.4********
Family incomeaNegative/poor72.63.272.23.6**********
Near poor/low70.22.769.63.1**********
Middle56.73.157.33.3**********
High30.83.730.23.6**********
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 18–64Employed62.62.261.72.469.25.1********
Not employed62.32.862.03.3**********
Health insurance, under age 65Any private43.52.442.82.7**********
Public only58.93.558.64.0**********
Uninsured89.11.989.42.2**********
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only**************
Medicare and private**************
Medicare and other public**************
Residence locationcMetropolitan56.81.855.42.068.03.8********
  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**********
Nonmetropolitan56.04.054.44.5**********
  Micropolitan53.54.951.65.6**********
  Noncore60.45.6************
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish53.81.752.11.967.53.6********
Other82.43.585.93.5**********
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good55.92.054.82.167.14.1********
Fair/poor58.42.756.33.269.75.4********
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities55.92.954.03.4**********
Complex activities58.13.357.54.0**********
Neither basic nor complex activities58.92.158.32.468.45.0********

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. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr08/14_facilitators_barrierstocare/T14_3_4-6a.html