Table 16_3_6-1d

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_6.1d
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed medical care, dental care, or prescription medicines due to financial or insurance reasons, by education,a United States, 2006
  TotalLess than high schoolHigh school graduateAt least some college
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 65.41.278.21.869.81.956.11.8
Age18–4470.01.485.82.179.22.556.62.4
45–6465.91.781.82.666.12.859.22.6
65 and over45.03.449.64.945.85.040.25.9
GenderMale64.71.580.12.669.72.652.32.5
Female65.81.576.42.269.82.258.62.3
RaceWhite, single race64.61.478.82.168.72.055.32.1
Black, single race69.72.477.44.277.24.059.34.0
Asian, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple racesDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races64.01.377.42.069.32.054.91.9
Non-Hispanic, White63.01.577.72.468.12.254.12.2
Non-Hispanic, Black69.52.577.74.277.74.058.34.1
Hispanic, all races75.42.380.93.773.64.369.66.1
Family incomebNegative/poor81.01.981.52.684.63.076.43.8
Near poor/low77.91.979.93.178.82.975.03.2
Middle65.41.875.43.968.12.959.03.2
High46.22.6DSUDSU50.34.041.83.1
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed66.51.585.02.174.12.455.91.9
Not employed73.52.082.82.572.13.266.43.7
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private56.71.672.94.464.92.950.02.3
Public only74.72.578.13.371.14.575.24.6
Uninsured91.51.395.31.390.72.587.92.6
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only48.35.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private40.94.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other publicDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan65.11.377.62.070.92.155.62.0
  Large central metro65.82.077.84.271.23.456.03.1
  Large fringe metro62.42.472.94.573.83.351.83.6
  Medium metro64.83.080.63.067.24.255.93.9
  Small metro71.63.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan66.62.680.23.765.43.758.64.7
  Micropolitan67.13.281.73.664.14.661.46.2
  Noncore65.53.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish64.61.277.81.969.61.955.71.9
Other73.53.679.94.571.46.5DSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good63.11.578.12.669.22.453.72.0
Fair/poor71.81.878.32.571.52.965.83.5
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities63.91.870.43.061.83.460.73.3
Complex activities71.42.275.23.668.84.070.93.3
Neither basic nor complex activities65.31.582.82.171.72.454.52.2

a People age 18 and over. 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.

b 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.

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_6-1d: 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_6-1d.html