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
65 and over10.60.610.20.713.91.912.73.8******
Family incomeaNegative/poor16.50.818.******14.53.5
Near poor/low14.70.814.70.914.31.510.72.6****21.94.3
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.****23.84.5
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed12.60.512.80.512.**19.54.820.63.7
Not employed17.50.817.40.817.31.810.42.7******
Health insurance, under age 65Any private9.**13.13.815.83.0
Public only13.50.715.00.911.01.1******11.52.9
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only13.11.312.61.317.33.5********
Medicare and private8.********
Medicare and other public14.11.915.82.712.93.1********
Residence locationcMetropolitan11.20.411.30.411.**
  Large central metro10.90.511.30.611.****14.84.0
  Large fringe metro10.30.610.00.711.****25.44.5
  Medium metro12.70.912.********
  Small metro11.********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish11.70.411.80.411.**16.53.316.12.1
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good9.**13.12.614.52.2
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities25.********
Complex activities30.81.330.71.528.82.8********
Neither basic nor complex activities10.80.410.90.411.**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.