Table 14_3_4-6c

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_4.6c
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed medical care due to financial or insurance reasons, by family income,a United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
65 and over23.04.2********
RaceWhite, single race55.31.872.23.669.
Black, single race68.13.6********
Asian, single race**********
NHOPI, single race**********
AI/AN, single race**********
Multiple races**********
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races54.31.870.93.668.
Non-Hispanic, White52.
Non-Hispanic, Black67.73.6********
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school68.72.774.74.672.54.0****
High school graduate63.62.6**77.43.963.35.4**
At least some college49.42.8**61.45.653.
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed62.
Not employed62.32.869.44.364.75.1****
Health insurance, under age 65Any private43.52.4**
Public only58.93.561.****
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only**********
Medicare and private**********
Medicare and other public**********
Residence locationcMetropolitan56.81.874.13.670.
  Large central metro56.42.870.45.764.45.454.
  Large fringe metro57.93.5********
  Medium metro57.63.5**76.35.2****
  Small metro53.25.4********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish53.81.770.93.366.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good55.
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities55.92.968.34.763.84.455.05.8**
Complex activities58.13.370.04.863.25.2****
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_4-6c: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.