Table 14_3_4-6b

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_4.6b
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed medical care due to financial or insurance reasons, by ethnicity, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNon-HispanicHispanic, all races
All racesWhiteBlack
65 and over23.******
Family incomeaNegative/poor72.**80.05.5
Near poor/low70.22.768.**79.94.5
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school68.72.764.63.362.13.9**82.34.4
High school graduate63.62.661.72.859.03.2****
At least some college49.42.848.12.947.83.2****
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed62.
Not employed62.32.860.**71.36.6
Health insurance, under age 65Any private43.52.442.72.542.12.8****
Public only58.93.559.83.758.54.5****
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only**********
Medicare and private**********
Medicare and other public**********
Residence locationcMetropolitan56.81.854.
  Large central metro56.42.852.63.550.84.565.35.769.45.8
  Large fringe metro57.93.556.23.954.94.0****
  Medium metro57.63.554.83.651.33.9****
  Small metro53.25.450.85.4******
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish53.81.753.51.851.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good55.
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities55.92.955.****
Complex activities58.13.358.93.558.04.3****
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: 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_4-6b: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.