Table 16_3_6-2c

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_6.2c
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed medical care due to financial or insurance reasons, by family income,a United States, 2006
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 55.21.673.52.868.83.157.13.130.42.8
Age0–1751.35.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
18–4462.72.378.83.676.83.961.74.135.05.3
45–6454.22.575.74.073.34.055.95.029.64.4
65 and over22.73.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale55.02.473.55.069.14.155.34.433.04.5
Female55.42.073.53.068.73.758.64.028.53.3
RaceWhite, single race55.81.876.73.369.43.458.53.431.03.1
Black, single race55.63.760.85.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Asian, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple racesDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races53.81.873.73.168.93.355.33.430.22.9
Non-Hispanic, White54.32.077.43.869.53.657.13.830.83.2
Non-Hispanic, Black55.83.761.05.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Hispanic, all races66.03.772.35.768.66.7DSUDSUDSUDSU
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school75.82.681.93.675.14.6DSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate60.22.779.24.565.44.859.84.6DSUDSU
At least some college43.32.4DSUDSU67.25.545.95.125.73.4
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed57.72.082.24.179.23.358.83.533.33.6
Not employed62.43.073.83.565.05.0DSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, under age 65Any private42.12.7DSUDSU67.65.551.34.725.73.0
Public only56.43.860.14.652.96.0DSUDSUDSUDSU
Uninsured89.92.196.91.492.82.580.85.4DSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare onlyDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and privateDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other publicDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan54.81.872.53.067.83.658.53.429.83.1
  Large central metro54.33.170.94.366.45.457.36.1DSUDSU
  Large fringe metro50.03.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU29.14.6
  Medium metro56.94.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro64.34.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan57.34.177.55.973.25.6DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan58.15.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore55.66.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish54.41.772.63.067.53.357.13.330.93.0
Other64.65.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good53.62.073.53.973.13.555.53.729.93.1
Fair/poor59.52.673.53.760.64.862.85.1DSUDSU
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities52.53.064.44.859.85.246.75.6DSUDSU
Complex activities56.13.064.14.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities56.92.182.93.675.83.660.23.728.83.5

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_6-2c: 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_6-2c.html