Table 16_4_3-1a

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_3.1a
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed dental care, by race, United States, 2006
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 6.30.26.20.37.10.53.10.6DSUDSU9.62.69.21.6
Age0–173.60.33.80.43.10.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
18–448.00.47.70.59.80.93.91.1DSUDSU13.83.711.02.8
45–647.60.47.40.48.60.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
65 and over3.80.43.70.45.41.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale5.70.25.70.37.00.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU7.01.9
Female6.80.36.70.37.20.64.00.8DSUDSUDSUDSU11.02.3
Family incomeaNegative/poor8.70.68.90.78.41.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low8.50.68.80.67.81.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU12.13.5
Middle7.40.57.30.57.11.05.21.5DSUDSUDSUDSU10.22.7
High3.60.33.50.35.01.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school9.20.69.10.79.91.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate8.10.57.60.59.41.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU17.85.0
At least some college5.90.35.80.38.11.02.80.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed7.20.37.10.38.60.73.00.8DSUDSU14.33.712.53.0
Not employed10.10.79.90.711.61.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, under age 65Any private5.00.24.90.36.10.62.60.7DSUDSUDSUDSU8.12.0
Public only8.20.79.20.96.20.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Uninsured12.70.812.50.914.11.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only4.30.74.00.84.91.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private3.30.53.20.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public5.80.95.61.29.02.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan6.20.36.20.36.90.53.20.6DSUDSUDSUDSU10.72.0
  Large central metro6.10.36.20.47.10.72.60.7DSUDSUDSUDSU6.31.8
  Large fringe metro6.40.56.10.67.11.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU24.15.6
  Medium metro6.10.66.00.66.81.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro6.30.96.51.04.91.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan6.50.56.30.68.91.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan6.80.66.50.710.02.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore6.00.85.90.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish6.50.36.30.37.20.53.40.9DSUDSU9.92.78.91.6
Other4.90.55.20.6DSUDSU2.90.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good5.50.25.50.35.70.52.90.6DSUDSU7.72.38.41.6
Fair/poor13.40.712.80.816.21.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities11.30.610.90.713.91.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities14.81.114.81.214.71.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities6.40.36.20.37.80.63.70.8DSUDSU11.52.912.52.7

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_3-1a: 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_3-1a.html