Table 14_4_1-2a

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_4_1.2a
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed medical care, dental care, or prescription medicines, by race, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalSingle raceMultiple races
WhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/AN
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total11.40.411.50.411.10.87.01.1**16.23.116.32.1
Age0–176.30.56.50.55.10.75.81.7****7.12.0
18–4413.00.513.20.513.51.15.61.3**19.84.622.54.1
45–6414.40.614.40.613.91.48.32.0****27.94.8
65 and over10.60.610.20.713.91.912.73.8******
GenderMale9.90.410.10.48.90.96.41.4**17.24.116.32.6
Female12.80.512.90.513.00.97.61.2**15.23.816.32.5
Family incomeaNegative/poor16.50.818.11.013.21.5******14.53.5
Near poor/low14.70.814.70.914.31.510.72.6****21.94.3
Middle11.70.612.20.69.11.17.82.1****18.05.2
High7.80.47.90.47.51.25.01.2******
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school16.00.816.20.915.21.6********
High school graduate13.10.613.20.612.61.2******25.54.9
At least some college12.00.512.00.513.81.47.01.5****23.84.5
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed12.60.512.80.512.41.05.51.0**19.54.820.63.7
Not employed17.50.817.40.817.31.810.42.7******
Health insurance, under age 65Any private9.30.49.40.48.90.85.31.0**13.13.815.83.0
Public only13.50.715.00.911.01.1******11.52.9
Uninsured20.61.021.01.017.52.3********
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only13.11.312.61.317.33.5********
Medicare and private8.90.88.60.912.42.9********
Medicare and other public14.11.915.82.712.93.1********
Residence locationcMetropolitan11.20.411.30.411.50.87.01.1**14.13.118.02.4
  Large central metro10.90.511.30.611.01.16.31.3****14.84.0
  Large fringe metro10.30.610.00.711.61.39.42.5****25.44.5
  Medium metro12.70.912.71.013.41.4********
  Small metro11.41.111.41.211.21.8********
Nonmetropolitan12.31.012.71.07.51.9****19.85.9**
  Micropolitan11.71.012.01.17.41.6********
  Noncore13.41.714.21.8**********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish11.70.411.80.411.10.85.31.2**16.53.316.12.1
Other9.20.79.20.78.92.48.91.9******
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good9.70.49.80.49.20.86.71.1**13.12.614.52.2
Fair/poor25.81.026.81.123.01.8********
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities25.41.025.11.125.92.4********
Complex activities30.81.330.71.528.82.8********
Neither basic nor complex activities10.80.410.90.411.10.96.91.2**16.23.716.93.3

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_4_1-2a: 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_4_1-2a.html