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
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total75.71.473.91.673.51.975.32.885.82.6
Age0–1771.23.871.54.472.65.4**70.46.8
18–4479.11.876.92.177.52.474.54.290.32.9
45–6474.42.472.02.670.13.1**92.94.3
65 and over66.84.666.65.0******
GenderMale76.12.075.02.273.82.677.64.581.54.2
Female75.41.773.01.973.32.273.63.689.82.2
Family incomeaNegative/poor83.42.080.92.482.72.873.74.692.33.2
Near poor/low86.52.085.82.386.32.984.24.289.84.3
Middle75.42.974.73.274.03.6**79.86.0
High55.53.754.13.855.04.3****
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school83.52.280.92.579.33.0**90.33.6
High school graduate79.02.177.92.378.92.5****
At least some college70.62.468.82.567.33.075.75.2**
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed76.51.774.41.973.92.178.04.189.43.2
Not employed80.22.377.12.877.43.6**95.12.1
Health insurance, under age 65Any private65.92.465.42.665.32.870.05.171.17.3
Public only79.12.777.33.280.33.966.15.785.84.5
Uninsured93.91.292.81.592.51.8**97.41.3
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only**********
Medicare and private**********
Medicare and other public**********
Residence locationcMetropolitan77.11.475.31.675.62.074.43.086.02.8
  Large central metro77.82.074.92.876.63.971.54.384.63.7
  Large fringe metro71.93.169.93.470.84.0****
  Medium metro78.52.977.73.176.13.6****
  Small metro85.73.284.53.584.23.7****
Nonmetropolitan69.24.268.64.166.54.4****
  Micropolitan71.54.971.54.969.15.1****
  Noncore66.07.264.67.063.07.6****
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish74.31.573.81.673.01.975.32.880.45.1
Other86.23.3******90.12.9
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good74.01.671.81.871.32.273.53.286.03.0
Fair/poor82.42.082.02.282.12.6**84.75.0
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities82.12.180.92.379.22.9****
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. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr08/14_facilitators_barrierstocare/T14_3_4-9b.html