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
WhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/AN
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total5.00.25.10.24.30.43.90.9**7.81.68.11.3
Age0–172.20.22.30.31.70.4********
18–445.80.35.80.35.40.6******14.03.1
45–647.20.37.30.46.10.84.91.4****13.03.0
65 and over4.00.43.90.44.51.2********
GenderMale4.40.24.40.23.60.5******7.81.6
Female5.70.35.80.35.00.53.80.9****8.41.9
Family incomeaNegative/poor7.80.58.50.65.70.9********
Near poor/low6.80.46.70.56.20.9******14.03.9
Middle4.90.35.10.33.20.6********
High3.30.23.50.22.10.5********
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school7.30.57.40.56.71.1********
High school graduate5.70.45.50.45.20.7******14.13.8
At least some college5.70.35.80.34.90.83.81.1****14.03.4
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed5.70.35.80.34.80.63.60.8****12.63.1
Not employed8.90.58.90.68.31.2********
Health insurance, under age 65Any private3.80.23.90.23.00.42.40.5****7.31.6
Public only5.80.46.50.64.30.6********
Uninsured11.60.711.60.89.21.4********
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only6.10.96.21.0**********
Medicare and private3.30.53.00.5**********
Medicare and other public3.20.9************
Residence locationcMetropolitan5.10.25.10.24.50.43.90.9**8.52.39.51.6
  Large central metro5.20.35.40.34.60.63.70.9******
  Large fringe metro4.70.44.60.44.20.7******12.33.2
  Medium metro5.50.45.40.45.20.9********
  Small metro4.90.55.10.6**********
Nonmetropolitan4.90.55.00.53.41.0****6.71.9**
  Micropolitan4.70.54.80.63.60.9********
  Noncore5.10.75.40.8**********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish5.10.25.20.24.40.43.00.9**8.11.77.91.4
Other4.30.54.10.5**********
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good4.00.24.10.23.10.43.60.9****7.01.4
Fair/poor14.00.814.40.912.21.3********
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities13.10.713.10.811.71.4********
Complex activities16.21.015.91.114.02.0********
Neither basic nor complex activities4.60.24.70.24.20.53.90.9****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. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr08/14_facilitators_barrierstocare/T14_4_2-2a.html