Table 16_3_6-1a

2009 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_3_6.1a
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed medical care, dental care, or prescription medicines due to financial or insurance reasons, by race, United States, 2006
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 65.21.264.41.470.32.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU65.75.7
Age0–1763.73.162.83.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
18–4470.11.470.41.768.73.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
45–6466.01.765.41.974.63.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
65 and over45.03.442.23.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale64.61.563.61.771.03.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Female65.71.465.11.769.82.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Family incomeaNegative/poor78.92.080.72.573.73.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low78.11.977.22.185.62.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Middle66.41.766.42.067.14.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High44.82.544.22.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school78.21.878.82.177.44.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate69.81.968.72.077.24.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college56.11.855.32.159.34.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed66.51.466.31.669.53.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Not employed73.62.074.02.473.73.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, under age 65Any private56.71.655.51.865.63.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Public only73.52.576.43.067.34.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Uninsured91.51.492.11.287.65.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only48.35.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private40.94.639.54.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other publicDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan65.31.364.51.669.42.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large central metro66.41.965.02.571.73.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metro63.62.364.12.755.15.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro64.43.263.43.676.05.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro69.23.867.04.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan64.62.664.22.575.45.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan65.63.266.12.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore62.43.860.64.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish64.61.263.51.570.12.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU65.05.8
Other72.03.575.13.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good63.41.462.51.669.43.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Fair/poor71.11.871.02.272.43.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities64.01.863.82.365.14.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities71.42.271.32.671.04.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities65.41.564.61.770.53.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

a Negative/poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, 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.

DSU - 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 March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 16_3_6-1a: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr09/16_facilitators_barriers/T16_3_6-1a.html