Table 16_4_1-1a

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_4_1.1a
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed medical care, dental care, or prescription medicines, by race, United States, 2006
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 11.70.411.70.412.20.76.41.019.75.416.63.717.22.2
Age0–176.00.46.40.55.00.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
18–4413.50.513.10.615.61.17.31.5DSUDSU21.04.824.33.9
45–6415.20.515.10.615.91.18.22.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
65 and over10.50.810.50.812.11.67.72.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale10.20.410.30.410.90.84.80.9DSUDSU13.93.612.72.4
Female13.10.413.00.513.30.87.91.3DSUDSU19.45.421.12.8
Family incomeaNegative/poor15.40.816.31.013.51.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU20.14.8
Near poor/low14.60.815.00.913.61.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU18.04.4
Middle12.80.712.80.712.51.29.32.1DSUDSUDSUDSU17.33.9
High8.20.58.30.58.71.24.41.3DSUDSUDSUDSU14.83.4
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school15.90.715.70.815.51.310.93.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate14.50.614.10.714.61.212.52.8DSUDSUDSUDSU34.25.6
At least some college12.20.512.10.516.01.56.01.2DSUDSUDSUDSU18.73.8
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed13.20.513.00.514.01.07.31.2DSUDSU22.84.624.94.0
Not employed18.40.918.01.021.11.79.12.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, under age 65Any private10.00.49.90.411.10.95.91.2DSUDSUDSUDSU15.92.9
Public only13.10.814.21.110.41.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU13.42.9
Uninsured19.51.019.71.220.11.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only10.41.210.51.410.02.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private9.90.99.91.011.12.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public13.71.613.02.017.53.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan11.40.411.50.411.70.76.01.0DSUDSU17.54.718.12.4
  Large central metro10.80.511.00.611.80.85.61.2DSUDSUDSUDSU9.52.2
  Large fringe metro11.30.711.20.810.91.46.11.7DSUDSUDSUDSU31.06.0
  Medium metro12.61.012.31.014.12.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU19.74.8
  Small metro11.11.311.51.57.61.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan13.10.812.60.916.22.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan13.30.812.50.918.54.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore12.81.412.91.512.53.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish12.20.412.10.412.40.77.11.420.15.616.93.817.32.2
Other7.80.68.30.7DSUDSU5.71.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good10.00.410.10.49.80.75.81.018.35.312.03.214.72.1
Fair/poor26.81.026.41.027.81.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities25.10.924.61.026.61.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities29.81.329.81.527.82.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities11.50.411.30.412.80.87.31.2DSUDSU16.94.021.53.2

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_4_1-1a: 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_4_1-1a.html