Table 16_3_6-2b

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_6.2b
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed medical care due to financial or insurance reasons, by ethnicity, United States, 2006
    Non-Hispanic  
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 55.21.653.81.854.32.055.83.766.03.7
Age0–1751.35.450.76.051.56.8DSUDSUDSUDSU
18–4462.72.361.32.563.52.851.45.570.84.7
45–6454.22.553.22.753.23.1DSUDSUDSUDSU
65 and over22.73.920.54.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale55.02.453.32.853.93.0DSUDSU67.15.1
Female55.42.054.12.154.62.454.04.265.24.6
Family incomeaNegative/poor73.52.873.73.177.43.861.05.972.35.7
Near poor/low68.83.168.93.369.53.6DSUDSU68.66.7
Middle57.13.155.33.457.13.8DSUDSUDSUDSU
High30.42.830.22.930.83.2DSUDSUDSUDSU
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school75.82.674.23.276.63.7DSUDSU82.73.7
High school graduate60.22.759.23.059.33.4DSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college43.32.442.82.643.03.0DSUDSUDSUDSU
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed57.72.056.22.257.32.556.75.168.44.4
Not employed62.43.061.63.363.14.0DSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, under age 65Any private42.12.741.52.843.13.1DSUDSUDSUDSU
Public only56.43.856.14.259.35.4DSUDSU57.47.2
Uninsured89.92.189.72.489.12.7DSUDSU90.64.0
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare onlyDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and privateDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other publicDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan54.81.853.02.053.42.253.64.065.93.9
  Large central metro54.33.150.73.749.44.659.05.367.05.0
  Large fringe metro50.03.548.43.750.84.0DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro56.94.356.24.756.65.4DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro64.34.664.94.961.85.7DSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan57.34.156.84.157.94.4DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan58.15.058.45.161.35.4DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore55.66.753.76.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish54.41.753.91.854.32.055.83.861.05.9
Other64.65.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU71.04.6
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good53.62.052.22.253.42.449.74.564.74.2
Fair/poor59.52.658.12.956.93.267.15.768.86.1
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities52.53.051.33.251.64.0DSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities56.13.056.23.255.83.8DSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities56.92.155.12.355.92.457.94.769.14.2

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: 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_6-2b: 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_6-2b.html