Table 16_3_6-1c

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_6.1c
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed medical care, dental care, or prescription medicines due to financial or insurance reasons, by family income,a United States, 2006
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 65.21.278.92.078.11.966.41.744.82.5
Age0–1763.73.162.66.179.24.471.84.7DSUDSU
18–4470.11.482.92.784.22.567.92.550.73.6
45–6466.01.782.32.883.52.569.12.945.43.2
65 and over45.03.4DSUDSU50.45.540.76.3DSUDSU
GenderMale64.61.580.13.078.42.264.52.646.23.1
Female65.71.478.22.377.92.567.92.343.73.1
RaceWhite, single race64.41.480.72.577.22.166.42.044.22.8
Black, single race70.32.473.73.885.62.567.14.5DSUDSU
Asian, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple races65.75.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races63.91.378.82.277.82.065.32.044.32.6
Non-Hispanic, White62.81.580.72.976.52.465.42.343.52.8
Non-Hispanic, Black70.42.473.53.986.42.466.84.5DSUDSU
Hispanic, all races74.72.279.23.879.84.173.43.9DSUDSU
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school78.21.881.52.679.93.175.43.9DSUDSU
High school graduate69.81.984.63.078.82.968.12.950.34.0
At least some college56.11.876.43.875.03.259.03.241.83.1
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed66.51.486.22.784.02.268.72.247.22.9
Not employed73.62.079.82.783.92.867.04.2DSUDSU
Health insurance, under age 65Any private56.71.671.75.477.73.362.62.441.52.6
Public only73.52.572.03.378.43.6DSUDSUDSUDSU
Uninsured91.51.494.61.692.71.989.13.4DSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only48.35.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private40.94.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other publicDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan65.31.378.22.378.62.167.81.944.82.8
  Large central metro66.41.977.22.780.73.065.63.148.44.9
  Large fringe metro63.62.382.26.582.13.865.44.445.44.4
  Medium metro64.43.277.44.571.85.173.13.534.95.2
  Small metro69.23.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan64.62.681.73.676.33.959.94.644.55.1
  Micropolitan65.63.282.74.478.84.562.25.3DSUDSU
  Noncore62.43.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish64.61.278.72.276.72.066.81.845.12.6
Other72.03.580.94.588.43.062.07.3DSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good63.41.478.32.778.92.365.42.143.72.7
Fair/poor71.11.879.92.476.02.770.53.751.15.2
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities64.01.876.02.969.73.559.23.749.74.8
Complex activities71.42.278.52.873.63.970.34.9DSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities65.41.583.52.581.32.367.12.245.62.7

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_6-1c: 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_6-1c.html