Table 16_3_6-3c

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_6.3c
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed dental care due to financial or insurance reasons, by family income,a United States, 2006
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 75.61.484.62.484.42.075.62.359.03.5
Age0–1772.34.1DSUDSU82.86.378.15.3DSUDSU
18–4477.21.986.53.388.02.576.52.859.25.1
45–6479.12.089.33.086.73.279.13.966.34.9
65 and over57.35.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale75.81.788.33.185.02.874.53.260.94.5
Female75.51.782.23.283.92.476.52.857.24.5
RaceWhite, single race75.81.688.13.083.92.376.22.658.64.1
Black, single race74.03.076.24.889.42.8DSUDSUDSUDSU
Asian, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple racesDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races74.51.683.82.783.52.475.32.557.83.7
Non-Hispanic, White74.41.987.83.582.32.876.22.957.24.3
Non-Hispanic, Black73.93.175.65.090.92.4DSUDSUDSUDSU
Hispanic, all races83.13.188.43.589.33.277.26.0DSUDSU
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school84.92.484.33.386.73.482.64.8DSUDSU
High school graduate79.22.388.54.288.12.874.23.8DSUDSU
At least some college68.92.5DSUDSU78.84.271.63.956.44.6
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed77.11.890.82.687.92.279.22.860.94.1
Not employed80.52.385.33.486.63.669.44.9DSUDSU
Health insurance, under age 65Any private68.82.2DSUDSU84.13.873.43.153.54.0
Public only77.13.178.24.578.85.0DSUDSUDSUDSU
Uninsured93.31.594.32.195.71.590.43.7DSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare onlyDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and privateDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other publicDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan75.91.682.92.984.52.276.52.560.13.9
  Large central metro77.52.483.62.886.52.875.14.0DSUDSU
  Large fringe metro75.53.1DSUDSU89.53.275.35.262.26.9
  Medium metro73.73.783.15.475.26.378.34.1DSUDSU
  Small metro76.34.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan74.63.0DSUDSU83.84.3DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan76.43.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore70.75.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish75.31.584.22.682.82.376.92.359.03.7
Other79.04.5DSUDSU94.82.0DSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good74.41.783.73.385.32.475.72.756.63.9
Fair/poor80.21.986.12.981.93.474.84.1DSUDSU
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities75.72.683.33.875.64.5DSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities77.52.985.33.674.35.2DSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities76.01.888.62.887.72.275.92.759.74.0

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_6-3c: 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_6-3c.html