Table 14_3_4-9a

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_4.9a
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed dental care due to financial or insurance reasons, by race, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalSingle raceMultiple races
65 and over66.84.664.55.7**********
Family incomeaNegative/poor83.********
Near poor/low86.********
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school83.**********
High school graduate79.**********
At least some college70.62.469.52.776.05.1********
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed76.51.776.31.978.24.0********
Not employed80.22.380.72.9**********
Health insurance, under age 65Any private65.92.465.72.670.65.0********
Public only79.12.781.********
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only**************
Medicare and private**************
Medicare and other public**************
Residence locationcMetropolitan77.11.477.71.674.72.9********
  Large central metro77.********
  Large fringe metro71.**********
  Medium metro78.52.977.13.3**********
  Small metro85.**********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish74.31.573.51.875.42.8********
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good74.01.673.91.973.63.1********
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities82.**********
Complex activities84.02.383.02.9**********
Neither basic nor complex activities74.71.774.********

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_4-9a: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.