Table 16_4_4-1c

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_4.1c
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed prescription medicines, by family income,a United States, 2006
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 3.90.25.90.45.40.53.90.32.50.2
Age0–171.00.20.90.2DSUDSU0.80.20.90.3
18–444.10.36.50.75.50.64.70.52.10.3
45–645.90.415.01.410.71.05.90.73.30.4
65 and over4.80.55.91.16.61.23.90.83.80.7
GenderMale3.00.25.10.64.20.53.10.41.90.2
Female4.70.26.60.66.40.64.60.43.10.3
RaceWhite, single race3.80.26.20.55.40.53.80.32.60.2
Black, single race4.50.45.60.66.21.24.50.71.60.4
Asian, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single race6.21.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple races3.70.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races4.10.27.10.56.40.64.00.32.60.2
Non-Hispanic, White4.20.28.30.86.90.74.10.42.70.2
Non-Hispanic, Black4.60.45.70.66.31.24.60.71.60.4
Hispanic, all races2.30.32.50.42.30.42.90.6DSUDSU
Education,b age 18 and overLess than high school6.10.48.70.97.60.94.30.63.20.9
High school graduate5.20.49.11.26.70.85.50.62.60.4
At least some college4.10.28.31.16.90.94.80.52.90.3
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed4.20.27.00.96.70.64.90.52.50.3
Not employed7.50.511.20.98.31.06.30.83.90.9
Health insurance, under age 65Any private3.00.25.01.04.50.73.60.32.20.2
Public only4.50.45.10.63.80.53.90.8DSUDSU
Uninsured6.40.58.61.18.10.94.90.83.41.0
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only4.10.7DSUDSU6.41.7DSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicare and private4.80.6DSUDSU6.11.74.61.04.40.9
Medicare and other public6.11.26.51.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan3.70.25.90.55.00.53.80.42.40.2
  Large central metro3.30.24.70.63.70.63.20.42.60.4
  Large fringe metro3.50.36.91.55.81.13.50.62.40.3
  Medium metro4.40.57.01.16.61.04.90.82.10.5
  Small metro3.90.57.01.54.40.84.20.92.20.7
Nonmetropolitan4.60.45.70.86.81.13.90.63.20.7
  Micropolitan4.60.54.90.87.71.54.10.83.00.7
  Noncore4.70.77.21.75.51.63.60.8DSUDSU
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish4.20.26.90.56.20.54.20.32.60.2
Other1.50.22.00.42.10.4DSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good2.90.23.50.43.70.43.20.32.10.2
Fair/poor12.40.616.51.315.01.410.61.27.61.1
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities12.10.717.01.613.61.411.21.68.71.2
Complex activities14.90.919.71.915.81.913.22.010.01.7
Neither basic nor complex activities3.50.25.70.65.00.64.00.42.30.2

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_4-1c: 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_4-1c.html