Table 16_4_4-1a

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_4.1a
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed prescription medicines, by race, United States, 2006
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 3.90.23.80.24.50.4DSUDSUDSUDSU6.21.63.70.9
Age0–171.00.21.00.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
18–444.10.34.00.35.00.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
45–645.90.45.70.47.60.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
65 and over4.80.54.80.65.81.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale3.00.23.00.23.50.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Female4.70.24.60.35.50.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU5.41.3
Family incomeaNegative/poor5.90.46.20.55.60.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Near poor/low5.40.55.40.56.21.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Middle3.90.33.80.34.50.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High2.50.22.60.21.60.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school6.10.45.90.56.70.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
High school graduate5.20.45.10.46.00.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU10.02.9
At least some college4.10.24.10.35.50.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed4.20.24.20.34.20.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Not employed7.50.57.00.611.31.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, under age 65Any private3.00.23.00.23.80.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Public only4.50.44.60.54.20.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Uninsured6.40.56.50.67.51.2DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only4.10.74.00.85.91.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private4.80.64.90.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and other public6.11.26.21.66.92.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan3.70.23.70.24.10.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU4.21.1
  Large central metro3.30.23.30.33.90.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Large fringe metro3.50.33.70.42.80.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Medium metro4.40.54.20.57.01.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Small metro3.90.53.80.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Nonmetropolitan4.60.44.40.58.02.1DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Micropolitan4.60.54.30.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore4.70.74.50.77.21.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish4.20.24.10.24.70.4DSUDSUDSUDSU6.11.73.60.9
Other1.50.21.70.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good2.90.22.90.23.00.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Fair/poor12.40.612.10.714.61.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities12.10.711.70.713.61.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Complex activities14.90.914.31.016.32.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Neither basic nor complex activities3.50.23.50.24.20.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

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_4-1a: 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_4-1a.html