Table 14_4_2-2c

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_2.2c
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed medical care, by family income,a United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
65 and over4.
RaceWhite, single race5.
Black, single race4.
Asian, single race3.90.9********
NHOPI, single race**********
AI/AN, single race7.81.6********
Multiple races8.11.3**14.03.9****
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races5.
Non-Hispanic, White5.
Non-Hispanic, Black4.
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school7.
High school graduate5.
At least some college5.70.315.
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed5.70.310.
Not employed8.90.513.
Health insurance, under age 65Any private3.
Public only5.**
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only6.10.9****7.41.9**
Medicare and private3.30.5****
Medicare and other public3.20.9********
Residence locationcMetropolitan5.
  Large central metro5.
  Large fringe metro4.70.412.
  Medium metro5.
  Small metro4.
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish5.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good4.
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities13.10.718.01.914.81.512.
Complex activities16.
Neither basic nor complex activities4.

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