Table 16_3_6-4b

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_6.4b
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed prescription medicines due to financial or insurance reasons, by ethnicity, United States, 2006
    Non-Hispanic  
  TotalAll racesWhiteBlackHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 67.81.866.81.965.12.276.53.678.44.6
Age0–17DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
18–4474.82.774.72.875.23.2DSUDSUDSUDSU
45–6468.62.667.72.766.93.279.94.7DSUDSU
65 and over48.94.746.24.943.25.5DSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale64.32.663.12.861.93.2DSUDSUDSUDSU
Female70.02.069.02.167.22.679.93.880.55.7
Family incomeaNegative/poor77.92.976.63.280.33.6DSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low77.93.178.03.574.24.4DSUDSUDSUDSU
Middle66.23.265.23.365.03.9DSUDSUDSUDSU
High52.14.351.34.449.84.6DSUDSUDSUDSU
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school75.13.073.73.472.94.0DSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate71.82.970.63.170.73.6DSUDSUDSUDSU
At least some college61.33.060.93.059.03.4DSUDSUDSUDSU
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed70.32.569.62.669.13.0DSUDSUDSUDSU
Not employed75.02.874.62.974.93.5DSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, under age 65Any private64.62.763.92.861.83.1DSUDSUDSUDSU
Public only74.13.473.63.777.94.3DSUDSUDSUDSU
Uninsured84.33.185.53.384.93.9DSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare onlyDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and privateDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other publicDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan67.51.966.22.064.72.473.73.978.64.9
  Large central metro66.53.263.83.659.94.868.86.0DSUDSU
  Large fringe metro65.14.463.64.465.04.7DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro66.73.666.53.864.24.2DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro78.54.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan69.34.269.14.366.95.2DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan66.75.866.65.964.56.8DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore74.25.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish67.31.866.61.965.12.276.43.6DSUDSU
Other78.65.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU77.16.3
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good64.22.363.62.461.22.780.14.571.26.7
Fair/poor75.42.673.72.874.23.371.65.3DSUDSU
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities69.62.668.12.867.53.5DSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities77.62.976.63.075.93.6DSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities66.62.565.82.764.63.275.64.773.86.3

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_6-4b: 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_6-4b.html