Table 14_4_3-2a

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_3.2a
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed dental care, by race, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalSingle raceMultiple races
WhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/AN
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total6.40.36.40.36.90.64.20.9**12.53.18.51.5
Age0–173.80.43.80.43.50.6********
18–448.50.48.60.49.21.0****17.44.49.82.3
45–647.20.47.10.47.91.0******17.24.2
65 and over3.90.43.60.46.21.2********
GenderMale5.90.35.80.36.10.84.21.2****7.92.2
Female7.00.37.00.37.60.74.30.9**12.43.59.11.6
Family incomeaNegative/poor10.50.611.50.88.01.1******10.93.2
Near poor/low9.10.68.90.89.21.39.12.6****11.72.7
Middle6.80.57.00.55.50.9********
High3.60.33.50.35.01.0********
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school10.00.610.00.69.91.3********
High school graduate7.20.47.10.47.70.9********
At least some college6.40.36.20.48.41.04.11.2******
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed7.60.37.70.48.20.92.90.8****8.11.9
Not employed9.60.69.20.610.31.3********
Health insurance, under age 65Any private5.00.35.00.35.50.73.30.9******
Public only8.20.59.00.76.80.8********
Uninsured14.20.814.40.812.72.1********
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only4.40.74.00.89.02.0********
Medicare and private2.90.52.60.5**********
Medicare and other public8.51.49.92.1**********
Residence locationcMetropolitan6.30.36.20.37.40.64.30.9**8.22.49.51.7
  Large central metro6.40.46.50.56.80.83.50.9******
  Large fringe metro5.70.55.30.57.71.2********
  Medium metro7.20.67.10.79.21.5********
  Small metro5.80.75.60.76.61.6********
Nonmetropolitan7.10.77.30.7**********
  Micropolitan6.30.86.40.7**********
  Noncore8.51.58.91.5**********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish6.50.36.40.37.00.63.10.8**12.93.48.51.5
Other6.30.56.60.6**5.51.6******
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good5.70.35.70.36.30.64.20.9**10.12.57.41.5
Fair/poor12.50.712.90.810.51.3********
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities11.90.811.40.912.21.7********
Complex activities14.81.014.51.214.11.9********
Neither basic nor complex activities6.40.36.40.37.60.84.10.9**12.53.27.11.5

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_3-2a: 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_3-2a.html