Table 16_3_6-2a

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_6.2a
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed medical care due to financial or insurance reasons, by race, United States, 2006
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 55.21.655.81.855.63.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Age0–1751.35.452.16.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
18–4462.72.364.82.551.75.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
45–6454.22.554.22.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
65 and over22.73.920.44.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale55.02.455.62.658.96.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Female55.42.056.02.253.44.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Family incomeaNegative/poor73.52.876.73.360.85.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low68.83.169.43.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Middle57.13.158.53.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High30.42.831.03.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school75.82.678.32.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate60.22.760.53.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college43.32.443.22.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed57.72.058.92.256.05.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Not employed62.43.063.83.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, under age 65Any private42.12.743.42.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Public only56.43.859.14.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Uninsured89.92.189.32.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare onlyDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and privateDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other publicDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan54.81.855.21.953.84.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large central metro54.33.154.33.559.35.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metro50.03.552.13.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro56.94.357.24.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro64.34.661.35.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan57.34.158.74.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan58.15.061.35.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore55.66.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish54.41.754.71.955.53.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Other64.65.368.55.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good53.62.054.72.149.64.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Fair/poor59.52.659.02.866.85.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities52.53.052.53.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities56.13.055.73.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities56.92.157.92.257.64.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

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_6-2a: 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_6-2a.html