Table 16_8_3-1b

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_3.1b
Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and over with delayed care due to cost,a by ethnicity, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNon-HispanicHispanic, all races
All racesWhiteBlack
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total5.00.34.80.34.40.37.21.27.81.1
Age65–746.90.46.50.46.20.58.42.110.81.7
75–843.40.33.40.32.90.36.51.43.41.0
85 and over2.70.32.60.32.40.3****
GenderMale4.40.34.20.43.80.45.51.36.91.3
Female5.50.45.30.44.90.48.31.58.51.6
IncomebNegative/poor9.50.89.30.99.91.18.21.89.82.0
Near poor/low6.90.56.90.56.40.68.81.97.11.6
Middle3.60.33.40.33.10.3****
High2.00.31.90.41.90.4****
Health insuranceMedicare and Medicaid7.90.88.50.911.11.3**5.91.5
Medicare HMO4.40.63.80.63.30.5****
Medicare and private3.50.33.40.33.20.35.31.3**
Medicare fee for service only11.31.111.01.19.51.215.74.115.64.3
Residence locationMSA4.70.34.40.34.10.36.31.17.71.1
Non-MSA6.30.46.30.45.40.4****
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good4.10.33.90.33.70.35.91.36.51.2
Fair/poor8.60.68.30.67.40.610.52.210.51.9
Functional limitationsNo limitation3.60.33.40.32.90.36.81.76.51.5
IADLs only4.80.64.60.54.20.6****
1–2 ADLs7.90.67.70.67.20.610.42.810.92.3
Three or more ADLs9.31.29.31.39.61.4**9.52.2
At least 1 ADL/IADL7.20.47.00.46.70.47.81.59.51.3

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: 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_3-1b: 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_3-1b.html