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
65 and over3.********
Family incomeaNegative/poor10.50.611.******10.93.2
Near poor/low9.****11.72.7
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school10.00.610.********
High school graduate7.********
At least some college6.******
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed7.****8.11.9
Not employed9.********
Health insurance, under age 65Any private5.******
Public only8.********
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only4.********
Medicare and private2.**********
Medicare and other public8.**********
Residence locationcMetropolitan6.**
  Large central metro6.******
  Large fringe metro5.********
  Medium metro7.********
  Small metro5.********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish6.**
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good5.**
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities11.90.811.40.912.21.7********
Complex activities14.********
Neither basic nor complex activities6.**

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.