Table 16_3_6-3b

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_6.3b
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed dental care due to financial or insurance reasons, by ethnicity, United States, 2006
    Non-Hispanic  
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 75.61.474.51.674.41.973.93.183.13.1
Age0–1772.34.171.84.471.65.2DSUDSUDSUDSU
18–4477.21.976.02.276.72.675.44.584.44.3
45–6479.12.078.32.278.22.572.95.485.06.2
65 and over57.35.254.95.652.06.5DSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale75.81.774.42.073.62.375.93.983.24.2
Female75.51.774.51.975.02.372.24.083.03.2
Family incomeaNegative/poor84.62.483.82.787.83.575.65.088.43.5
Near poor/low84.42.083.52.482.32.890.92.489.33.2
Middle75.62.375.32.576.22.9DSUDSU77.26.0
High59.03.557.83.757.24.3DSUDSUDSUDSU
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school84.92.485.02.487.62.775.55.484.55.3
High school graduate79.22.378.52.477.62.980.24.6DSUDSU
At least some college68.92.567.52.667.73.065.45.8DSUDSU
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed77.11.876.12.076.32.373.94.483.54.4
Not employed80.52.379.42.780.73.275.65.2DSUDSU
Health insurance, under age 65Any private68.82.268.92.368.02.871.14.568.17.0
Public only77.13.176.33.579.24.468.36.681.55.0
Uninsured93.31.592.51.994.61.5DSUDSU96.21.6
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare onlyDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and privateDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other publicDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan75.91.674.51.874.52.373.63.283.53.3
  Large central metro77.52.476.42.775.44.077.64.080.34.7
  Large fringe metro75.53.174.03.476.34.0DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro73.73.772.44.071.64.9DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro76.34.675.85.074.25.5DSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan74.63.074.53.174.03.2DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan76.43.476.53.676.43.5DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore70.75.070.05.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish75.31.574.61.674.51.973.63.183.74.0
Other79.04.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU82.64.8
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good74.41.773.41.872.82.275.23.780.83.9
Fair/poor80.21.978.42.380.92.870.94.890.63.4
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities75.72.674.32.876.13.4DSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities77.52.976.53.277.43.8DSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities76.01.874.81.974.32.375.34.083.34.3

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_6-3b: 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_6-3b.html