Table 16_3_6-2d

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_6.2d
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed medical care due to financial or insurance reasons, by education,a United States, 2006
  TotalLess than high schoolHigh school graduateAt least some college
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 55.51.775.82.660.22.743.32.4
Age18–4462.52.384.73.072.43.646.13.4
45–6453.92.579.73.953.04.244.23.8
65 and over22.73.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale55.72.676.93.961.04.241.43.9
Female55.32.075.03.259.73.644.52.7
RaceWhite, single race56.11.878.32.960.53.143.22.7
Black, single race54.83.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Asian, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple racesDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races53.91.874.23.259.23.042.82.6
Non-Hispanic, White54.52.076.63.759.33.443.03.0
Non-Hispanic, Black54.93.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Hispanic, all races66.93.882.73.7DSUDSUDSUDSU
Family incomebNegative/poor75.72.881.93.679.24.5DSUDSU
Near poor/low69.03.175.14.665.44.867.25.5
Middle56.33.1DSUDSU59.84.645.95.1
High29.93.2DSUDSUDSUDSU25.73.4
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed57.52.184.03.166.23.344.52.7
Not employed62.23.080.43.557.84.548.95.8
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private42.72.7DSUDSU54.54.835.43.2
Public only54.64.068.36.044.16.0DSUDSU
Uninsured89.52.396.41.286.64.684.04.5
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare onlyDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and privateDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other publicDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan54.41.874.63.160.73.142.12.6
  Large central metro53.63.276.94.961.15.239.04.5
  Large fringe metro47.63.4DSUDSUDSUDSU34.74.3
  Medium metro58.74.7DSUDSU60.86.050.15.8
  Small metro65.94.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan60.43.9DSUDSU58.35.249.86.4
  Micropolitan61.04.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore59.26.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish54.21.874.03.160.52.942.42.5
Other69.85.185.83.6DSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good53.62.078.63.559.93.341.52.8
Fair/poor59.92.672.13.960.94.149.24.4
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities52.43.068.84.748.85.144.94.9
Complex activities56.13.165.85.353.25.251.65.7
Neither basic nor complex activities56.62.182.42.964.03.342.32.8

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_6-2d: 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_6-2d.html