Table 14_4_4-2a

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_4.2a
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed prescription medicines, by race, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalSingle raceMultiple races
WhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/AN
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total3.60.23.60.23.90.31.60.5****5.91.3
Age0–171.10.21.10.2**********
18–443.70.33.80.34.00.5********
45–645.60.35.30.47.01.0******14.84.0
65 and over4.30.54.00.57.61.4********
GenderMale2.60.22.60.22.50.3********
Female4.50.34.50.35.10.5******7.21.7
Family incomeaNegative/poor6.10.56.80.74.70.8********
Near poor/low4.60.34.30.45.80.8********
Middle3.70.33.90.33.10.5********
High2.20.22.20.21.80.5********
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school5.80.55.50.57.31.0********
High school graduate4.60.34.70.45.00.7******6.92.0
At least some college3.80.33.80.34.50.7******11.53.3
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed3.70.23.70.34.10.4******6.81.9
Not employed7.50.57.60.67.81.1********
Health insurance, under age 65Any private2.60.22.70.22.70.4********
Public only4.50.45.00.53.70.6********
Uninsured6.80.66.90.66.71.2********
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only5.40.84.60.811.13.2********
Medicare and private3.80.63.70.7**********
Medicare and other public5.11.14.51.3**********
Residence locationcMetropolitan3.50.23.50.23.90.3******6.71.5
  Large central metro3.20.33.10.43.70.5********
  Large fringe metro3.60.33.50.33.30.5********
  Medium metro4.00.44.00.55.00.8********
  Small metro3.60.63.50.64.51.2********
Nonmetropolitan3.90.43.90.44.11.0********
  Micropolitan3.80.43.70.55.01.4********
  Noncore4.20.74.50.82.90.8********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish3.80.23.80.23.90.3******5.41.2
Other2.20.31.90.3**********
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good2.70.22.70.22.50.3******5.21.3
Fair/poor11.60.711.50.812.91.3********
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities11.80.810.80.816.01.9********
Complex activities15.31.014.91.116.92.3********
Neither basic nor complex activities3.10.23.20.23.20.4********

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_4-2a: 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_4-2a.html