Table 16_3_6-4c

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_6.4c
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed prescription medicines due to financial or insurance reasons, by family income,a United States, 2006
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 67.81.877.92.977.93.166.23.252.14.3
Age0–17DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
18–4474.82.781.04.687.43.768.54.8DSUDSU
45–6468.62.678.04.682.04.572.64.647.95.5
65 and over48.94.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale64.32.677.25.076.14.559.75.1DSUDSU
Female70.02.078.33.678.93.870.43.453.34.8
RaceWhite, single race66.52.182.03.274.53.865.83.850.74.5
Black, single race76.53.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Asian, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple racesDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races66.81.976.63.278.03.565.23.351.34.4
Non-Hispanic, White65.12.280.33.674.24.465.03.949.84.6
Non-Hispanic, Black76.53.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Hispanic, all races78.44.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school75.13.074.94.775.35.3DSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate71.82.9DSUDSU81.54.769.44.8DSUDSU
At least some college61.33.0DSUDSUDSUDSU63.75.147.15.5
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed70.32.585.75.084.73.371.23.952.05.4
Not employed75.02.875.84.185.14.2DSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, under age 65Any private64.62.7DSUDSUDSUDSU68.43.751.65.1
Public only74.13.470.25.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Uninsured84.33.194.22.688.23.9DSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare onlyDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and privateDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other publicDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan67.51.977.83.278.43.466.73.651.34.7
  Large central metro66.53.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metro65.14.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro66.73.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro78.54.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan69.34.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan66.75.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore74.25.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish67.31.877.23.177.53.266.43.451.74.3
Other78.65.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good64.22.378.44.474.84.262.63.851.75.0
Fair/poor75.42.677.43.782.43.6DSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities69.62.675.84.674.25.3DSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities77.62.976.14.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities66.62.578.04.479.13.667.33.750.55.4

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_6-4c: 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_6-4c.html