Table 14_4_4-2b

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_4.2b
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed prescription medicines, by ethnicity, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNon-HispanicHispanic, all races
All racesWhiteBlack
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total3.60.23.80.23.80.23.90.32.60.2
Age0–171.10.21.20.21.30.2****
18–443.70.33.90.34.10.44.10.52.80.4
45–645.60.35.60.45.40.47.01.05.40.8
65 and over4.30.54.40.54.00.57.81.54.01.1
GenderMale2.60.22.80.22.80.32.50.31.80.3
Female4.50.34.70.34.80.45.20.53.40.4
Family incomeaNegative/poor6.10.56.80.78.41.04.80.83.80.6
Near poor/low4.60.35.30.45.10.56.00.82.40.4
Middle3.70.34.00.44.30.43.10.52.20.4
High2.20.22.20.22.30.21.90.52.00.6
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school5.80.56.80.66.70.87.51.03.50.5
High school graduate4.60.34.80.44.90.55.00.73.80.7
At least some college3.80.33.80.33.80.34.60.73.50.7
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed3.70.23.80.33.90.34.20.52.70.3
Not employed7.50.57.90.68.20.87.91.25.90.8
Health insurance, under age 65Any private2.60.22.70.22.80.22.70.41.90.3
Public only4.50.45.60.57.00.93.70.62.00.3
Uninsured6.80.68.10.88.81.06.81.24.00.6
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only5.40.85.40.94.50.911.13.2**
Medicare and private3.80.63.80.73.70.7****
Medicare and other public5.11.15.51.4******
Residence locationcMetropolitan3.50.23.70.23.80.33.90.32.60.3
  Large central metro3.20.33.40.33.50.53.70.52.70.4
  Large fringe metro3.60.33.70.33.60.43.40.52.70.7
  Medium metro4.00.44.20.54.30.65.00.82.10.5
  Small metro3.60.63.80.63.60.74.51.22.60.7
Nonmetropolitan3.90.44.00.44.10.44.11.0**
  Micropolitan3.80.43.90.43.80.55.01.4**
  Noncore4.20.74.30.74.60.82.90.8**
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish3.80.23.80.23.90.33.90.33.10.4
Other2.20.32.20.6****2.20.3
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good2.70.22.80.22.90.22.50.31.80.2
Fair/poor11.60.712.00.812.00.913.31.49.11.3
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities11.80.811.70.810.60.916.12.012.41.8
Complex activities15.31.015.41.115.01.216.92.314.22.4
Neither basic nor complex activities3.10.23.20.23.30.33.30.42.70.3

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: 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_4-2b: 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_4-2b.html