Table 14_3_4-9c

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_4.9c
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed dental care due to financial or insurance reasons, by family income,a United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
65 and over66.84.6********
RaceWhite, single race75.61.685.
Black, single race75.52.774.04.584.44.1****
Asian, single race**********
NHOPI, single race**********
AI/AN, single race**********
Multiple races**********
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races73.91.680.92.485.82.374.
Non-Hispanic, White73.51.982.72.886.32.974.03.655.04.3
Non-Hispanic, Black75.32.873.74.684.24.2****
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school83.**
High school graduate79.**
At least some college70.62.486.33.887.44.573.04.353.14.4
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed76.51.786.
Not employed80.22.384.****
Health insurance, under age 65Any private65.92.4**78.74.871.63.649.44.0
Public only79.12.778.23.483.03.6****
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only**********
Medicare and private**********
Medicare and other public**********
Residence locationcMetropolitan77.11.486.
  Large central metro77.**
  Large fringe metro71.93.1****72.66.8**
  Medium metro78.52.987.73.687.43.678.85.7**
  Small metro85.73.2********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish74.31.581.32.386.42.374.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good74.01.682.52.584.62.575.
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities82.****
Complex activities84.02.389.****
Neither basic nor complex activities74.71.783.72.986.82.778.

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