Table 14_3_4-9b

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_4.9b
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed dental care due to financial or insurance reasons, by ethnicity, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNon-HispanicHispanic, all races
All racesWhiteBlack
65 and over66.84.666.65.0******
Family incomeaNegative/poor83.
Near poor/low86.
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school83.**90.33.6
High school graduate79.****
At least some college70.62.468.82.567.**
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed76.51.774.41.973.
Not employed80.22.377.12.877.43.6**95.12.1
Health insurance, under age 65Any private65.92.465.42.665.32.870.
Public only79.12.777.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only**********
Medicare and private**********
Medicare and other public**********
Residence locationcMetropolitan77.11.475.31.675.
  Large central metro77.
  Large fringe metro71.****
  Medium metro78.52.977.****
  Small metro85.****
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish74.31.573.81.673.01.975.32.880.45.1
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good74.01.671.81.871.
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities82.****
Complex activities84.02.382.92.582.03.1****
Neither basic nor complex activities74.71.771.91.971.52.374.83.789.03.0

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