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
85 and over2.**
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, White4.
Non-Hispanic, Black7.****
Non-Hispanic, other8.****
Hispanic, all races7.****
Health insuranceMedicare and Medicaid7.****
Medicare HMO4.40.616.**
Medicare and private3.
Medicare fee for service only11.**
Residence locationMSA4.
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good4.
Functional limitationsNo limitation3.
IADLs only4.**
1–2 ADLs7.90.613.
Three or more ADLs9.**
At least 1 ADL/IADL7.20.411.

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.