Table 16_4_4-1d

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_4.1d
People unable to get or delayed in getting needed prescription medicines, by education,a United States, 2006
  TotalLess than high schoolHigh school graduateAt least some college
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 4.80.26.10.45.20.44.10.2
Age18–444.10.34.20.55.30.53.40.3
45–645.90.410.11.05.40.55.00.4
65 and over4.80.55.90.94.50.74.40.7
GenderMale3.80.25.10.54.00.53.10.3
Female5.80.37.10.66.30.55.00.4
RaceWhite, single race4.70.25.90.55.10.44.10.3
Black, single race5.90.56.70.86.00.75.50.8
Asian, single race1.90.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
NHOPI, single raceDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN, single race8.72.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple races6.81.6DSUDSU10.02.9DSUDSU
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races5.10.27.70.65.40.44.10.3
Non-Hispanic, White5.00.38.00.75.30.54.20.3
Non-Hispanic, Black6.00.56.90.86.10.75.50.8
Hispanic, all races3.20.42.70.43.40.83.81.0
Family incomebNegative/poor8.70.68.70.99.11.28.31.1
Near poor/low7.10.67.60.96.70.86.90.9
Middle4.90.44.30.65.50.64.80.5
High2.80.23.20.92.60.42.90.3
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed4.20.25.00.54.70.53.70.3
Not employed7.50.58.40.97.90.86.50.8
Health insurance, ages 18–64Any private3.70.23.70.64.00.43.50.3
Public only9.30.89.61.28.01.211.01.7
Uninsured7.20.67.30.98.31.05.90.9
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only4.20.74.91.22.90.8DSUDSU
Medicare and private4.90.76.01.55.11.04.20.8
Medicare and other public6.21.26.61.7DSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationcMetropolitan4.70.25.90.55.00.44.00.3
  Large central metro4.20.35.40.74.10.53.70.4
  Large fringe metro4.50.46.11.25.00.83.80.4
  Medium metro5.50.65.81.26.40.94.70.7
  Small metro4.80.77.51.34.20.94.20.9
Nonmetropolitan5.60.56.90.95.90.84.50.6
  Micropolitan5.30.55.81.15.70.94.70.7
  Noncore6.10.98.91.46.31.34.10.9
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish5.10.27.30.55.50.44.30.3
Other2.20.32.90.5DSUDSUDSUDSU
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good3.60.24.00.44.10.43.30.2
Fair/poor12.80.713.21.112.01.013.31.3
Activity limitations,c age 18 and overBasic activities12.20.714.61.311.11.011.41.2
Complex activities14.90.916.51.813.71.415.01.6
Neither basic nor complex activities3.50.23.70.43.90.43.20.2

a People age 18 and over. 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.

b 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.

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_4-1d: 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_4-1d.html