Table 14_4_4-1

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_4.1
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed prescription medicines in the last 12 months, United States, 2002 and 2005
Population group20052002
Total population (in thousands)PercentSETotal population (in thousands)PercentSE
Total296,1853.60.2288,1823.40.1
Age0–1773,4521.10.272,7301.00.1
18–44110,8153.70.3111,0903.80.2
45–6473,2575.60.367,0095.20.3
65 and over36,2804.30.534,9214.00.4
GenderMale145,1162.60.2140,8022.80.2
Female151,0694.50.3147,3804.00.2
RaceWhite, single race237,7613.60.2233,5303.50.1
Black, single race36,8703.90.335,5043.20.3
Asian, single race12,6591.60.511,5671.50.4
NHOPI, single race1,078**884**
AI/AN, single race2,332**2,5835.31.5
Multiple races5,4845.91.34,1146.91.4
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races252,6093.80.2248,5173.60.2
Non-Hispanic, White196,5143.80.2195,4633.70.2
Non-Hispanic, Black35,8803.90.334,8753.20.4
Hispanic43,5762.60.239,6652.30.2
Family incomeaNegative/poor37,9156.10.535,6186.00.5
Near poor/low54,0334.60.352,6394.70.4
Middle92,6933.70.391,0633.10.2
High111,5432.20.2108,8622.30.2
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school41,9285.80.545,2825.40.4
High school graduate70,7244.60.369,8294.00.3
At least some college107,3883.80.397,8554.00.2
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed147,0013.70.2143,2803.90.2
Not employed37,7807.50.535,6656.20.4
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private182,7762.60.2183,5192.90.1
Public only38,9524.50.434,2494.40.4
Uninsured35,7966.80.633,0615.00.4
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only10,0785.40.810,2024.70.7
Medicare and private21,3313.80.620,6483.30.5
Medicare and other public4,4775.11.13,7886.21.2
Residence locationcMetropolitan247,4183.50.2241,3303.40.2
  Large central metro89,4363.20.387,6833.60.3
  Large fringe metro73,3503.60.369,8022.70.3
  Medium metro59,1084.00.458,5703.90.4
  Small metro25,5243.60.625,2753.20.4
Nonmetropolitan48,7673.90.446,8523.60.3
  Micropolitan31,9683.80.431,3393.50.4
  Noncore16,7994.20.715,5133.80.5
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish257,4113.80.2252,8713.60.2
Other34,9022.20.331,0791.90.2
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good262,2982.60.2255,6832.50.1
Fair/poor31,89012.10.730,51111.20.7
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities29,14811.80.827,55410.80.7
Complex activities17,75815.31.016,39812.90.9
Neither basic nor complex activities183,5373.10.2179,2433.10.1

a Negative/poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, 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.

d Denominator includes persons eligible to access care. Numerator includes persons unable to get or delayed in receiving needed care.

* - 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_4-1: 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_4-1.html