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
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total6.40.310.50.69.10.66.80.53.60.3
Age0–173.80.44.70.75.40.94.50.61.40.4
18–448.50.414.71.112.31.08.10.64.70.5
45–647.20.416.51.812.51.18.20.84.00.4
65 and over3.90.45.61.15.10.74.10.82.40.5
GenderMale5.90.39.80.98.40.86.60.53.10.3
Female7.00.311.00.79.70.76.90.64.10.4
RaceWhite, single race6.40.311.50.88.90.87.00.53.50.3
Black, single race6.90.68.01.19.21.35.50.95.01.0
Asian, single race4.20.9**9.12.6****
NHOPI, single race**********
AI/AN, single race12.53.1********
Multiple races8.51.510.93.211.72.7****
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races6.40.310.90.89.90.86.80.53.60.3
Non-Hispanic, White6.40.312.71.010.10.97.10.63.50.3
Non-Hispanic, Black6.90.68.11.19.41.35.51.04.71.0
Hispanic6.60.59.31.36.30.96.70.83.80.9
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school10.00.613.31.211.21.07.51.07.01.3
High school graduate7.20.411.91.39.70.97.60.73.80.5
At least some college6.40.317.02.011.01.17.60.73.90.4
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed7.60.316.51.312.81.08.30.64.20.4
Not employed9.60.614.01.211.21.17.61.15.30.9
Health insurance, under age 65Any private5.00.39.11.37.91.06.00.53.40.3
Public only8.20.58.50.87.91.08.81.6**
Uninsured14.20.818.31.516.11.412.61.48.31.6
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 public8.51.47.32.07.92.1****
Residence locationcMetropolitan6.30.310.60.79.50.86.80.53.20.3
  Large central metro6.40.49.21.19.21.16.90.73.20.4
  Large fringe metro5.70.513.42.17.71.56.51.03.30.4
  Medium metro7.20.610.71.411.01.77.81.03.50.7
  Small metro5.80.710.72.110.42.15.21.1**
Nonmetropolitan7.10.710.01.57.40.96.51.25.91.0
  Micropolitan6.30.89.21.56.71.15.61.15.41.3
  Noncore8.51.511.22.98.41.7**7.31.7
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish6.50.310.80.79.60.86.90.53.60.3
Other6.30.59.01.46.90.85.91.1**
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good5.70.39.10.68.00.76.30.53.30.3
Fair/poor12.50.716.61.614.71.111.31.37.31.3
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities11.90.818.52.013.61.310.61.56.71.2
Complex activities14.81.021.22.416.51.612.61.88.21.7
Neither basic nor complex activities6.40.312.41.09.60.77.00.53.70.3

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. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr08/14_facilitators_barrierstocare/T14_4_3-2c.html