Table 16_8_3-1c

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_3.1c
Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and over with delayed care due to cost, by income,a United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total5.00.39.50.86.90.53.60.32.00.3
Age65–746.90.414.51.710.71.04.80.52.50.5
75–843.40.36.21.04.60.62.20.4**
85 and over2.70.34.41.03.00.51.80.5**
GenderMale4.40.310.31.67.50.83.20.41.70.5
Female5.50.49.20.96.60.63.90.52.30.5
RaceWhite4.70.310.31.16.60.63.20.31.90.4
Black7.01.27.81.78.61.9****
Asian**********
NHOPI**********
AI/AN6.92.0********
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, White4.40.39.91.16.40.63.10.31.90.4
Non-Hispanic, Black7.21.28.21.88.81.9****
Non-Hispanic, other8.31.48.22.510.93.0****
Hispanic, all races7.81.19.82.07.11.6****
Health insuranceMedicare and Medicaid7.90.88.11.27.91.3****
Medicare HMO4.40.616.43.74.61.02.50.7**
Medicare and private3.50.35.21.05.30.63.30.41.80.4
Medicare fee for service only11.31.116.72.915.01.97.11.6**
Residence locationMSA4.70.39.51.06.20.63.30.41.90.4
Non-MSA6.30.49.31.69.00.94.30.5**
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good4.10.38.20.95.60.63.10.31.80.3
Fair/poor8.60.611.81.510.31.15.70.9**
Functional limitationsNo limitation3.60.36.81.25.90.72.50.41.70.4
IADLs only4.80.69.61.74.60.94.51.0**
1–2 ADLs7.90.613.71.88.61.05.40.94.21.2
Three or more ADLs9.31.29.62.111.92.38.02.0**
At least 1 ADL/IADL7.20.411.51.28.10.85.50.62.70.7

a Estimates are for full-year community residents age 65 and over. 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_3-1c: 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_3-1c.html