Table 14_4_2-2a

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_2.2a
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed medical care, by race, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalSingle raceMultiple races
65 and over4.********
Family incomeaNegative/poor7.********
Near poor/low6.******14.03.9
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school7.********
High school graduate5.******14.13.8
At least some college5.****14.03.4
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed5.****12.63.1
Not employed8.********
Health insurance, under age 65Any private3.****7.31.6
Public only5.********
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only6.**********
Medicare and private3.**********
Medicare and other public3.20.9************
Residence locationcMetropolitan5.**
  Large central metro5.******
  Large fringe metro4.******12.33.2
  Medium metro5.********
  Small metro4.**********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish5.**
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good4.****7.01.4
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities13.10.713.10.811.71.4********
Complex activities16.********
Neither basic nor complex activities4.****8.52.1

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_2-2a: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.