Table 14_4_3-2c

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_3.2c
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed dental care, by family income,a United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
65 and over3.
RaceWhite, single race6.40.311.
Black, single race6.
Asian, single race4.20.9**9.12.6****
NHOPI, single race**********
AI/AN, single race12.53.1********
Multiple races8.51.510.****
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races6.40.310.
Non-Hispanic, White6.40.312.
Non-Hispanic, Black6.
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school10.00.613.
High school graduate7.20.411.
At least some college6.40.317.
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed7.60.316.51.312.
Not employed9.60.614.
Health insurance, under age 65Any private5.
Public only8.**
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only4.40.7**5.21.3****
Medicare and private2.90.5**4.11.0**2.30.6
Medicare and other public8.****
Residence locationcMetropolitan6.30.310.
  Large central metro6.
  Large fringe metro5.70.513.
  Medium metro7.20.610.71.411.
  Small metro5.80.710.**
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish6.50.310.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good5.
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities11.90.818.
Complex activities14.
Neither basic nor complex activities6.40.312.

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_3-2c: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.