Table 16_4_2-1a

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_2.1a
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed medical care, by race, United States, 2006
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 5.40.25.60.34.70.32.70.6DSUDSU8.01.98.11.4
Age0–172.40.32.60.31.60.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
18–446.50.46.70.46.00.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU12.72.7
45–647.70.47.80.47.10.83.91.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
65 and over3.60.43.50.53.70.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale4.60.34.80.34.00.41.90.6DSUDSUDSUDSU6.61.7
Female6.20.36.30.35.30.53.50.7DSUDSUDSUDSU9.31.9
Family incomeaNegative/poor7.80.58.80.76.10.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low6.70.57.00.55.20.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Middle5.70.55.90.54.30.74.51.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High3.90.34.00.33.20.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school7.40.57.80.65.60.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate6.50.46.50.45.30.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU16.44.2
At least some college6.10.36.10.46.90.82.80.7DSUDSUDSUDSU12.33.2
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed6.50.36.70.45.30.63.40.9DSUDSU11.62.910.92.4
Not employed9.00.68.90.69.81.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, under age 65Any private4.40.24.50.33.80.42.40.7DSUDSUDSUDSU6.81.9
Public only6.20.57.10.74.20.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU7.82.2
Uninsured11.30.811.90.99.91.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only4.20.94.51.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private2.90.53.00.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public3.60.82.50.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan5.30.35.50.34.70.42.50.6DSUDSU8.72.57.71.5
  Large central metro5.30.45.80.54.70.52.50.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metro5.20.45.30.54.80.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro5.50.65.50.65.01.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro5.40.85.70.93.90.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan5.90.55.80.54.60.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan5.90.65.70.64.31.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore5.90.96.21.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish5.70.35.80.34.80.42.60.6DSUDSU8.52.18.21.4
Other3.70.44.00.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good4.40.24.60.33.50.32.50.6DSUDSUDSUDSU6.51.4
Fair/poor14.60.814.90.912.41.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities12.90.712.70.812.71.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities15.81.015.81.113.71.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities5.30.25.40.34.70.53.20.7DSUDSUDSUDSU8.82.1

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_2-1a: 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_2-1a.html