Table 14_4_4-2c

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_4.2c
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed prescription medicines, by family income,a United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total3.60.26.10.54.60.33.70.32.20.2
Age0–171.10.21.60.40.80.21.00.3**
18–443.70.37.50.95.20.53.60.41.80.3
45–645.60.313.71.79.11.06.20.73.10.4
65 and over4.30.54.31.05.20.85.51.12.80.7
GenderMale2.60.24.20.63.30.42.80.31.70.3
Female4.50.37.50.75.70.54.60.42.70.3
RaceWhite, single race3.60.26.80.74.30.43.90.32.20.2
Black, single race3.90.34.70.85.80.83.10.51.80.5
Asian, single race1.60.5********
NHOPI, single race**********
AI/AN, single race**********
Multiple races5.91.3********
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races3.80.26.80.75.30.44.00.42.20.2
Non-Hispanic, White3.80.28.41.05.10.54.30.42.30.2
Non-Hispanic, Black3.90.34.80.86.00.83.10.51.90.5
Hispanic2.60.23.80.62.40.42.20.42.00.6
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school5.80.58.31.06.00.74.90.83.00.9
High school graduate4.60.37.61.15.50.75.20.62.50.4
At least some college3.80.310.41.77.10.84.20.52.40.3
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed3.70.27.01.05.60.64.30.42.20.2
Not employed7.50.511.51.38.60.95.80.83.80.9
Health insurance, under age 65Any private2.60.25.11.02.90.43.30.31.90.2
Public only4.50.44.90.64.40.53.00.8**
Uninsured6.80.610.31.37.51.05.30.8**
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only5.40.8**5.41.4****
Medicare and private3.80.6**4.61.35.61.52.50.7
Medicare and other public5.11.1**6.51.8****
Residence locationcMetropolitan3.50.26.30.64.50.43.70.32.10.2
  Large central metro3.20.35.40.73.70.53.60.51.70.3
  Large fringe metro3.60.37.51.54.50.93.50.52.70.4
  Medium metro4.00.46.51.05.50.94.10.82.10.5
  Small metro3.60.6**5.51.43.50.91.70.5
Nonmetropolitan3.90.45.10.84.80.73.90.62.60.5
  Micropolitan3.80.44.51.05.00.84.30.72.20.6
  Noncore4.20.76.01.64.61.43.30.83.71.0
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish3.80.26.70.65.30.44.00.32.20.2
Other2.20.33.30.72.00.41.80.4**
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good2.70.24.00.53.30.32.90.31.90.2
Fair/poor11.60.715.81.611.51.311.91.37.21.1
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities11.80.818.42.212.41.411.21.36.91.2
Complex activities15.31.023.12.614.81.612.81.610.11.9
Neither basic nor complex activities3.10.25.00.74.20.43.60.32.00.2

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_4-2c: 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_4-2c.html