Table 16_8_3-1a

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 16_8_3.1a
Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and over with delayed care due to cost,a by race, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/AN
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total5.00.34.70.37.01.2****6.92.0
Age65–746.90.46.60.58.22.1******
75–843.40.33.00.36.31.4******
85 and over2.70.32.40.3********
GenderMale4.40.34.00.45.31.2******
Female5.50.45.20.48.11.5******
IncomebNegative/poor9.50.810.31.17.81.7******
Near poor/low6.90.56.60.68.61.9******
Middle3.60.33.20.3********
High2.00.31.90.4********
Health insuranceMedicare and Medicaid7.90.810.01.1********
Medicare HMO4.40.64.10.6********
Medicare and private3.50.33.30.35.21.3******
Medicare fee for service only11.31.110.01.215.54.0******
Residence locationMSA4.70.34.40.36.11.0******
Non-MSA6.30.45.50.4******9.52.6
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good4.10.33.90.35.71.3******
Fair/poor8.60.67.90.610.22.2****17.85.3
Functional limitationsNo limitation3.60.33.20.36.61.7******
IADLs only4.80.64.50.6********
1–2 ADLs7.90.67.60.610.22.7******
Three or more ADLs9.31.29.31.3********
At least 1 ADL/IADL7.20.46.90.47.61.5******

a Estimates are for full-year community residents age 65 and over.

b Negative/poor refers to 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.

* - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: NHOPI: Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander; AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; HMO: Health Maintenance Organization; MSA: metropolitan statistical area; IADLs: instrumental activities of daily living; ADLs: activities of daily living; SE: standard error.

Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey.

 

Current as of September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 16_8_3-1a: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr08/16_prioritypopulations/T16_8_3-1a.html