Table 16_3_6-4a

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_6.4a
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed prescription medicines due to financial or insurance reasons, by race, United States, 2006
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 67.81.866.52.176.53.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Age0–17DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
18–4474.82.775.13.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
45–6468.62.667.83.180.04.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
65 and over48.94.746.65.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale64.32.663.53.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Female70.02.068.52.579.73.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Family incomeaNegative/poor77.92.982.03.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low77.93.174.53.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Middle66.23.265.83.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High52.14.350.74.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school75.13.075.03.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate71.82.972.03.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college61.33.059.33.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed70.32.569.82.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Not employed75.02.875.63.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, under age 65Any private64.62.762.63.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Public only74.13.478.63.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Uninsured84.33.183.43.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare onlyDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and privateDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other publicDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan67.51.966.42.373.83.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large central metro66.53.264.64.069.16.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metro65.14.466.54.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro66.73.664.63.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro78.54.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan69.34.267.05.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan66.75.864.56.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore74.25.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish67.31.865.82.276.43.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Other78.65.579.36.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good64.22.362.12.680.04.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Fair/poor75.42.676.43.071.65.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities69.62.669.13.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities77.62.977.43.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities66.62.565.72.975.84.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

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_6-4a: 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_6-4a.html