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
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total5.00.27.80.56.80.44.90.33.30.2
Age0–172.20.22.60.52.10.32.10.42.00.4
18–445.80.310.00.99.40.85.20.53.20.3
45–647.20.316.81.711.71.17.90.74.30.4
65 and over4.00.43.30.84.60.94.60.83.40.6
GenderMale4.40.26.10.76.30.74.40.43.00.3
Female5.70.39.10.77.30.55.40.43.70.3
RaceWhite, single race5.10.28.50.66.70.55.10.33.50.2
Black, single race4.30.45.70.96.20.93.20.62.10.5
Asian, single race3.90.9********
NHOPI, single race**********
AI/AN, single race7.81.6********
Multiple races8.11.3**14.03.9****
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races5.20.28.40.77.70.55.10.33.40.2
Non-Hispanic, White5.30.210.00.97.90.65.40.43.50.2
Non-Hispanic, Black4.40.45.70.96.20.93.30.62.20.6
Hispanic4.20.46.00.84.30.53.70.72.80.7
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school7.30.59.80.87.80.96.10.84.51.1
High school graduate5.70.48.61.08.80.95.20.63.40.5
At least some college5.70.315.11.89.60.96.40.63.70.3
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed5.70.310.61.19.70.86.00.53.60.3
Not employed8.90.513.41.211.21.26.50.94.30.8
Health insurance, under age 65Any private3.80.26.11.05.10.64.10.33.10.2
Public only5.80.46.30.65.40.65.51.3**
Uninsured11.60.714.91.513.91.39.61.17.11.5
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only6.10.9****7.41.9**
Medicare and private3.30.5****3.50.83.10.7
Medicare and other public3.20.9********
Residence locationcMetropolitan5.10.28.10.67.10.54.90.33.30.2
  Large central metro5.20.37.10.96.50.75.10.53.70.3
  Large fringe metro4.70.412.72.06.80.94.50.72.70.3
  Medium metro5.50.47.41.18.71.15.10.63.60.5
  Small metro4.90.54.41.17.11.55.30.83.70.7
Nonmetropolitan4.90.56.50.85.60.94.80.63.50.7
  Micropolitan4.70.56.01.05.41.04.90.73.60.8
  Noncore5.10.77.31.46.01.64.51.2**
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish5.10.28.10.67.40.55.10.33.40.2
Other4.30.56.41.24.80.73.50.6**
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good4.00.25.90.64.80.44.00.33.00.2
Fair/poor14.00.816.51.617.31.613.11.38.61.3
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities13.10.718.01.914.81.512.51.48.61.1
Complex activities16.21.022.32.318.51.914.11.88.81.8
Neither basic nor complex activities4.60.28.20.76.80.54.70.43.10.2

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. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr08/14_facilitators_barrierstocare/T14_4_2-2c.html